Classes at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will continue to be on asynchronous mode of learning as Metro Manila shifts to modified enhanced community quarantine.
In an office order issued April 11, PLM President Emmanuel Leyco said faculty members can only carry out classes in the undergraduate level through modules and recorded audio or video lectures until April 30, following the latest quarantine classification announced by the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
However, the Colleges of Law and Medicine are given the option to hold synchronous classes not exceeding 50% of the total number of meetings scheduled during the week. This is left to the discretion of faculty members.
Quizzes and examinations initially set during the MECQ period must be rescheduled at a later date. Class assignments may be given to students, but submission deadlines must be set at least one week later.
President Leyco reiterated that faculty members should extend consideration to the current COVID-19 situation in the country, as well as the personal circumstances of their individual students, in setting various requirements.
All faculty members should be available for consultation during class hours or their designated consultation hours.
Meanwhile, only up to 30% of the University’s administrative staff will be allowed to physically report to work. Offices will maintain a skeleton workforce, with the rest of the employees working from home. Strict health protocols will be followed and shuttle services will be provided for their safe transport.
Members of the PLM Community are reminded to stay home as much as possible and to practice minimum health standards if they are heading out for essential tasks.