/ 29 October 2020

THE CENTRAL Student Organization of the Far Eastern University-Manila has appealed for an academic break to give students and faculty time to recharge.

In a letter sent to the academic affairs department, the group said an academic break would greatly benefit students in these trying times.

“The mental health of students must always be prioritized and upheld. The overwhelming stresses and burdens of examinations week, unending stacks of modules, and online classes have undeniably taken a heavy toll on the overall health of the students,” it said.

The group requested for a seven-day break, from November 1 to 7, during which synchronous and asynchronous classes will be suspended.

It added that the academic time out would also allow them to observe All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day and prepare for the finals.

The university has yet to reply to the students’ appeal.

Meanwhile, FEU CSO said that the university had been successful in providing quality education through online learning.

“FEU has shown success in maintaining its commitment to deliver quality learning through learning modes it has championed to develop,” it said.