/ 30 September 2022

THE SAMAHAN ng Progresibong Kabataan-Bulacan State University chapter urged the school administration to prioritize the welfare of students and faculty members by giving them a break in light of the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Karding in Bulacan.

“Many students have been traumatized by the aftermath of this super typhoon; thus, a break is what they need most. Continuing with this synchronous class will only result in more students falling behind through no fault of their own,” it said.

The group called for an academic break, saying that extending the deadlines for the submission of requirements is not enough.

It said that students in the Municipality of Plaridel cannot join synchronous sessions due to intermittent internet connectivity.

However, the university required students who were not severely affected by the super typhoon to attend synchronous classes.

Several municipalities in Bulacan remain flooded, including San Miguel, Calumpit and Angat.