Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, MPSPC President called for a meeting with the Higher Education sector, including the VP for Administration and Finance, to discuss the contingency plans of the College, particularly on academic concerns in relation to CHED Advisory # 6, re: Guidelines for the Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of the Spread of COVID-19 in Higher Education Institutions dated April 13, 2020. As a result of the meeting, the body agreed on important academic-related decisions on the condition that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) will be lifted, however subject to upcoming directives from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) within the week.
For the information of students, faculty members, the non-teaching staff, and the community in general, the Office of the College President provides the following information:
May 4, 2020
- Official resumption of classes for the 2nd semester, AY 2019-2020, however without physical class attendance/meetings
- Faculty members will have the prerogative to implement the component of the agreed BLENDED LEARNING as the alternative mode of delivery of instruction by providing learning modules either through online/digital means for students who have access to internet connectivity, provision of hard copies for students who do not have internet access, including other requirements;
May 31, 2020
- End of classes for the 2nd semester, AY 2019-2020
July 1 – August 11, 2020
- Middle (Summer) term only for courses which have MANDATORY SUMMER SUBJECTS and for courses which have REVIEW CLASSES and REMEDIAL CLASSES, and ACTUAL ATTENDANCE for students to classes on subjects which are part of the core component of board examinations for the departments of Nursing, Accountancy, Teacher Education, Criminology, Engineering, and Hospitality Management/Tourism Management
July 24, 2020
- Last day for undergraduate and graduate thesis final oral defense
- Last day of submission of grades for 2nd semester, AY 2019-2020
August 3 – 15, 2020
- Enrolment period for the 1st semester, AY 2020-2021
August 17, 2020
- Start of classes for the 1st semester, AY 2020-2021
In view of these decisions, Dr. Chakas further encouraged the Higher Education Sector to exercise FLEXIBILITY in the implementation of the Blended Learning scheme because of the College’s primordial concern on ensuring the welfare of the students and faculty members while sustaining quality education in times of crisis.
Meanwhile, the College further advised the department chairpersons of both campuses to closely coordinate with their faculty members without necessarily having physical or person-to-person meetings to discuss the consequences and implications of the aforementioned decisions.