/ 4 March 2023

SEVERAL universities in Metro Manila will shift to online mode of learning because of the impending weeklong transport strike.

The University of Santo Tomas said that online classes will be conducted in all levels during the strike.

“In anticipation of the weeklong transport strike from March 6-12, 2023, the University of Santo Tomas will shift to the online delivery of instruction for the entire week,” the school said in an advisory.

“The general public is likewise advised that offices will be closed to onsite clients. They may reach the offices through their online channels,” it added.

The Ateneo de Manila University also announced that classes next week will be held online.

“The university recommends that onsite classes at all levels in all campuses be transitioned to online mode for the duration of the strike,” Ateneo said in a memorandum.

“These arrangements are ordained to avoid the disruption of classes and university operations if the 7-day public transport strike takes place beginning on Monday,” it added.

Arrangements will be made for classes that need to be conducted onsite.

Similarly, iACADEMY announced that it will hold online classes from March 6 to 11.

“This is to eliminate worries regarding transportation to and from the campus and address the uncertainties in the situation.
This is also for our faculty members to be able to plan lectures for the coming week, regardless of the impact of the said strike,” the school said on Facebook.

The Adamson University, De La Salle University and Polytechnic University of the Philippines will also hold online classes.