SOME 5,600 UP STUDENTS NOT READY FOR REMOTE LEARNING; POISE TO JOIN RALLY ON FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
STUDENTS of the University of the Philippines are poised to hold a rally when classes open today, September 10, to protest the decision of the Board of Regents rejecting their request to delay class opening.
“Isang pagkilos muli ang isasagawa ng mga progresibong grupo ng mga kabataan kasama pa ang ibang sektor sa mismong araw ng balik-eskwela upang ipakita ang pagtutol nila sa desisyon ng Board of Regents,” Anakbayan UP Diliman said in a Facebook post.
The protest will start at 10 a.m. at the Quezon Hall.
The UP Diliman Student Council said that it will not stop Anakbayan and other groups from fighting for quality education.
“We remain united in the assertion of safe, accessible and quality education amidst the pandemic,” it said.
The UPSC said that by denying the petition of the students to postpone the resumption of classes, the board showed that it does not stand with the principle #WalangIwananUP.
“What rings true is that the BOR does not stand by the collective principle of #WalangIwananUP. We are left to care for ourselves, while abiding with the BOR’s rules that are void of inclusivity, compassion and consideration,” UPSC said.
UP students called for the postponement of classes because 5,600 students were unable to acquire the requirements needed for remote learning.