Students of Ateneo de Davao University started a Twitter hashtag #AdDUStrike Tuesday to vent their frustration on the university’s new memo that moved its summer and first semester final exams earlier to December.
Those who want to take the admission exams for the University of the Philippines (UP) need to wait for another year.
As the education sector began this school year with the “new normal” of holding online classes due to the coronavirus (Covid-19), students such as Grace have suffered physically and mentally with this new mode of online and distance learning.
Private schools in Davao City opted to suspend or lessen online classes as PLDT and Smart announced a five-day emergency maintenance from September 25-30 that will slow down the internet connection.
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The Department of Education (DepEd) is rolling out preparations for the school opening on August 24, as it seeks local government units to assist in distributing printed learning materials for students with no gadgets and internet access.
The Department of Education has announced that the incoming school year 2020-2021 will open on August 24 amidst issues of safety for students in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Despite the effort to establish COVID-19 testing laboratories and the conduct of random testing in the city, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the local government cannot do the mass testing yet.
As the country continues to face the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic with a number of cities and provinces placed under enhanced community quarantine, an alliance of student councils called for the immediate termination of the current semester, instead of pushing through with online classes or extending the semester.
The local city council approved on Tuesday the establishment of the City College of Davao (CCD) to cater to the less privileged which is targeted to open on August.