/ 4 November 2020

THE STUDENT councils of the University of the East-Manila have appealed to the UE administration to suspend synchronous and asynchronous classes from November 4 to 7 to help the students recover from the damage caused by Super Typhoon Rolly.

In a letter addressed to UE President Ester Garcia, the student leaders also called for the postponement of the online midterm examinations rescheduled to November 4 and 5 due to typhoon Quinta.

Loss of electricity, lack of internet access, students heavily affected by the typhoon staying in evacuation centers, and scheduled power interruptions in several areas were among the concerns and issues raised by the student councils.

“In this current situation, we believe that these students should prioritize their health and security especially in times of calamity, and should not be forced to comply with their requirements as it also affects their mental health,” the student councils said.

“Given all the concerns and issues raised by the students and the University Student Council and UE-Manila College Councils, we would like to request your good office for an immediate action addressing the aforementioned concerns and issues that are vital for the online classes and midterm examinations,” they added.

Typhoon Rolly battered parts of the country with destructive winds and torrential rain on November 1, affecting over two million people.