/ 27 August 2020

THE #HAUuLikeDat trended on Twitter after several students under the basic education program of Holy Angel University experienced technical errors during the second day of their online classes.

HAU announced on its official Facebook page that its online learning site has encountered “some technical difficulties.”

“All Basic Education students who encountered challenges such as technical difficulties or inquiries about sections, kindly join the Zoom helpdesk from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You also have the option to contact your advisers,” the university said.

OrangeApps is the default Learning Management System of the Basic Education department of HAU. It has Facebook-like newsfeed and messaging for online learning activities and assignments. Aralinks application will also be used to support other online tasks.

Students took to Twitter to air their concerns.

“HAUulikethat LOL I thought no students left behind? Lameeee! It looks like you don’t care even though students are mad and you’re trending nationwide. I thought trending will make you realize you’re doing it all wrong, there is a pandemic going on, we don’t poop money, be professional,” a student with the username @Jentael lamented.

Lhey De Leon Francisco called on the university to postpone the online classes: “Washout washout washout HAU!!! Don’t be shy and say, School year 2020-2021 will start on October 5, 2020 due to technical errors. #hauulikethat.”

“Taray ng school ko. 2nd day na ng klase, hanggang ngayon wala pa kaming schedule at ‘yung iba wala pang sections,” said another reaction.

One student said: “Oh holy guardian angels please guide us and protect us. Laus Deo Semper. #HAUulikethat.”

Another student claimed it was the second time that #HAUuLikeDat trended on Twitter: “AWIT SAYO TRENDING KA NANAMAN #HAUulikethat barabing barabumbumbum.”

HAU appealed to the students to be patient. “Please bear with us as we might not be able to accommodate everyone immediately due to the influx of callers. We are hoping for your patience and understanding,” it said.