/ 20 August 2020

THE EXECUTIVE  committee of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines approved a petition by the Office of the Student Regent to move the opening of classes to October 5.

The petition though, is still subject to the approval of the PUP Board of Regents.

Aside from resetting the opening of classes, also contained in the petition letter is the request of the student regent for PUP administration to extend the enrollment and registration of students, make adjustments to hasten all transactions, and provide ample time for professors to adjust to the new mode of learning,

The OSR also wants the disinfection of the school premises and the strict implementation of minimum health standards, mass testing, and ensure proper compensation for janitors and employees.

The same office noted too, Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero De Vera III’s statement supporting the autonomy of higher educational institutions to set their own date of school opening.

The OSR added it will hold consultations among local student councils and academic organizations across the PUP system to unite their concerns and ensure that ‘no student will be left behind’.

“The Office of the Student Regent is signifying its support to all of the students, organizations, and formations to safeguard that there will be no student left behind in the Sintang Paaralan,” the’OSR said in a statement.

Classes in PUP is set to start on September 14 using the university’s flexible learning scheme it referred to as Flexible-Technology Enhanced Learning.