UE DENTISTRY STUDENTS DECRY HOLDING OF CLASSES ON HOLIDAY
Several Dentistry students of the University of the East denounced the holding of asynchronous activities today, May 13, a holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared May 13 as a regular holiday in the entire country to observe the end of Ramadan.
The CDent Independent Bloc said it received complaints that students were tasked to perform an activity despite the suspension of classes.
“It is clearly stated by the University that there will be no synchronous and asynchronous classes for both UE Manila and UE Caloocan on May 13, 2021. The suspension of classes observes respect to our Muslim brothers and sisters that the college should follow,” CDent said on Facebook.
“The UE-College of Dentistry is not an exception to this suspension as online classes on both UE campuses will resume on Friday, May 14, 2021,” it added.
The group said school officials should follow the order to suspend classes.
“We believe that the college should strictly observe and comply with the decisions made by the University administration and that this kind of concern should not be invalidated or ignored,” it said.