Classes at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila have been suspended starting Monday, November 16 until Sunday, November 22, to give time for students and faculty to get back on their feet after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses.
PLM President Emmanuel Leyco announced on Monday that academic requirements will be postponed during this “recovery week.” However, professors may still carry out consultations with students through Microsoft Teams for pressing concerns.
Typhoon Ulysses displaced thousands of Filipino families nationwide, especially communities who are already hurting from the impact of earlier storms and from the economic dislocations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“PLM remains steadfast in its resolve to deliver quality education during these unprecedented times. We understand that our beloved students and faculty need this break to recover from the impact of the typhoon and rebuild their homes from the wreckage before they can focus on distance learning again,” President Leyco said.
“May members of the PLM community emerge from this recovery week with a renewed resolve to overcome the challenges of the University’s first-ever semester of online learning under the COVID-19 pandemic. We exercise compassion during this time of great need,” he added.
Regular classes will resume on Monday, November 23. To make up for lost time for learning, the PLM Administration will be adjusting the academic calendar, and the details of which will be released at a later date.
PLM is a premier public university which has produced graduates who have contributed to nation-building since 1965.