UST TO DISTRIBUTE POCKET WIFI, DATA PLANS TO STUDENTS
THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas will again provide free data plans and pocket WiFi with 8GB data to students who are enrolled in the first semester of Academic Year 2021-2022.
Central Student Council President Krizia Bricio said the distribution of units is part of the university’s “Connectivity Assistance Program,” according to a report by the school’s publication The Varsitarian.
“The council was tapped by ex-Engineering Dean Philipina Marcelo to find students who would be needing internet connectivity assistance for the upcoming AY, which will still make use of the enriched virtual mode of instruction and rely mostly on online classes,” Bricio said.
“The 1,000 units to be distributed were excess units from last year,” she added.
Students who will be selected are required to pay a P300 reconnection fee if they wish to continue the subsidy after the semester.
Those who want to avail of the program must answer the survey form through https://forms.gle/XzjTWqHs3huMecis9.
In 2020, UST allotted around 5,000 lines of data plans and pocket WiFi to students and faculty members to ensure learning accessibility and flexibility amid the Covid19 pandemic.