FEU students appeal to suspend synchronous activities

Published April 15, 2021, 9:46 AM

by Gabriela Baron

Citing the rising cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces, students from the Far Easter University (FEU) appealed for the suspension of synchronous activities.

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In a letter sent by the FEU Central Student Organization (FEU-CSO) to the university admin, the students sought the suspension of synchronous activities to give students more time to focus on their own health and families.

“”[H]ospital rooms are now congested, and family providers have been left disenfranchised with little to no government assistance. This has caused legitimate fear and anxiety to every Filipino’s current living situation, regardless of social status,” the letter read.

“Unfortunately, the members of this very institution were not spared from these adversities. Students and teachers alike suffer from uncontrollable circumstances that impair their ability to adhere to expectations and deadlines that demand them to provide excellent quality learning. Workloads have been piling up and circumstantial problems remain unaddressed and yet students and teachers continue to suffer under the pressure of achieving excellence rather than safety,” it furthered.

The student body also asked the university to extend students’ deadlines of submission and grade encoding period for faculty members for a week.

It also appealed for a maximum of 2.5 hours of workload per week.

“In consideration of our already taxing conditions, the stakeholders of our university mustn’t give tasks that are beyond their capacity and detrimental to their well-being.”

Classes in FEU Institute of Technology and its branches in Diliman and Alabang announced a one-week academic break from April 12 to 16.