PLMAR Getting Ready for Face to Face Classes in SY: 2022

       The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) is open for the probability of conducting face to face classes in 2022. As the National Capital Region  was put on alert level 2 status, the chances of  conducting limited face to face classes in schools and universities is being considered. 

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    In accordance with the  Commission on Higher Education (CHED) guidelines, CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-004, Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face to Face Classes for All Programs of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Under Alert Levels System for Covid-19 Response.  

    The school administration and faculty have been planning on how to manage the possible opening of  face to face classes safely adhering to CHED’s mandate in order  to ensure safety among students and faculty. Only fully vaccinated students and professors will be allowed in the conduct of face to face  classes.

   PLMAR Faculty President, Mr. Alexander De Luna said that the school have  been planning and preparing for the possible opening of face to face classes, as well as the teachers' (preparedness for this. Students also have different opinions about the possibility of face to face classes next year school year. A first year nursing student Donalene Fabillar said that it is favorable for her as she is enrolled in a health care course. 

   Students from the College of Education Jerico Guevarra, said that "I'm still in doubt. Our experiences in online classes have revealed the competence and incompetence of the university's professors and administrators. Being prepared is not one of their strong suits.", he also added that he encountered  number of "no show" professors, unsympathetic and even inconsiderate deans and administrators, and experiences an inconvenience during enrollment. Starting face-to-face classes would only lead to turmoil and disadvantage  particularly for the working students. 

   While many students have different opinions about the possibility of opening face to face classes again, we cannot deny that learning is proven effective through an actual interaction between teachers and students. 

- Rozeil Anne Fabillar

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