/ 6 April 2021

UNIVERSITY of the East President Ester Garcia has rejected calls for an academic break, saying students already had one during Holy Week.

“I regret to inform you that I cannot approve another academic break, considering that you just had one from Wednesday, March 31 to Sunday, April 4,” Garcia said.

“The ECQ is not a reason not to have classes considering that these are not face-to-face classes. We are precisely using online learning so that your education will no be disrupted by declarations such as the ECQ,” she added.

UE Manila’s University Student Council and UE Caloocan’s Central Student Council earlier called for an extension of the academic break.

Several schools extended their class suspension until April 11 due to the rising Covid19 cases in the National Capital Region.

The University of Santo Tomas announced an extension while Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila said that it will hold asynchronous classes.