/ 27 April 2023

THE BICOL University has switched to blended learning in all levels because of the extreme heat.

In an administrative order dated April 25, BU President Baby Boy Benjamin Nebres III said that blended learning will be implemented for the remaining days of the 2nd semester of Academic Year 2022-2023.

“In light of the extremely high temperatures that the country is currently experiencing, and in consideration of the health and welfare of students, teachers, and personnel doing onsite face-to-face classes and work; the Office of the President hereby issues Administrative Order No. 253, series of 2023 implementing the adoption of Blended Learning modality in all levels and all colleges and units of the University starting April 27, 2023 until the end of the second semester AY 2022-2023,” Nebres said.

Teachers must consult the students to determine the specific schedule of in-person and online classes, endorsed by the Department Chairperson and approved by the Dean.

Faculty members were directed “to exercise flexibility to consider the needs and situations of the students while ensuring quality teaching and learning.”

Comfortable yet appropriate attire was recommended for students and teachers during scheduled in-person classes.

Several schools have implemented temporary distance learning due to extreme hot weather.