STUDENT GROUPS IN CORDILLERA SEEK HELP ON DISTANCE LEARNING PROBLEMS
DOZENS of organizations in state universities and private colleges in Cordillera submitted a position paper to the Baguio City Council containing distance learning problems and their suggestions on how to resolve these.
The groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines Cordillera and Rise for Education Metro Baguio crafted the position paper that listed the problems encountered by different schools and universities.
Among the problems listed were the difficulties faced by students and teachers in conducting online and modular distance learning.
“We demand for the national, comprehensive, scientific and health-based Covid19 response as a fundamental imperative for this,” the position paper read.
“As we call on the national government not to renege on its greater responsibility to fulfill our students’ right to education and put more sufficient attention and funds for this, we humbly urge the Local Government of Baguio, Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education for support in this call and in the task to address our immediate concerns and appeal,” it added.
The position paper was signed by 45 organizations and 217 individuals in Cordillera province.