/ 5 April 2021

Students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines appealed to the school’s Executive Committee to extend the academic break.

The Office of the Student Regent along with student councils issued the call on Sunday following reports that students were having problems with the grading system and enrollment.

The groups said that some students have yet to enroll because of incomplete grades, while students under correspondence have yet to receive their modules. They also cited other problems such as deficiencies in encoded grades, and errors in the preferred mode of learning.

PUP declared an academic break from March 29 to April 4, 2021. The students asked the university to extend the break until April 18, 2021.

“With the recent extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Greater Manila and stricter quarantine protocols, these grievances will be confronted with a greater struggle to address and to process immediately as the University will also be working under a skeletal-workforce set-up,” OSR said on Facebook.

The OSR asked students to answer the survey to help them assess the students’ concerns amid the implementation of distance learning:

Meanwhile, PUP President Manuel Muhi appealed to faculty members to become lenient with students, noting that these are not ordinary times.

He also asked them to decrease academic workload and exercise ‘maximum tolerance’ to students.