/ 29 September 2020

STUDENTS of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines took to social media to lambast the school administration for its failure to issue guidelines for the opening of classes.

Classes in public schools will start on October 5, 2020.

Using the hashtags #palapag_ng_guidelines_sa_online_at_modular_class_challenge, #ReleaseInclusiveGuidelinesNow, and #PUPGuidelinesWhereNaU, the students said that the university has yet to inform them how its flexible learning system will work.

“Mag aaral pa ba??” “paramdam ka naman oh,” “Ready na nga ba?” and “Umay pasukan na wala pa rin,” were some of the sentiments posted by the students online.

An alliance of student groups called ‘United PUP’ also criticized the PUP administration for its slow response to the needs of its community.

“Halos anim na buwan na ang nakalilipas, hindi pa rin makita ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan kasama ang buong komunidad ng PUP ang kongkretong mga guidelines na aasahan nila at magiging sandigan ngayong papalapit na pagbubukas ng klase,” it said on Facebook.

A PUP professor who refused to be identified shared with The POST that the faculty also had yet to receive directions how they will operate for the upcoming school year.

Meanwhile, the school extended its adjustment period for pending transactions until October 2, 2020.