Classes at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will resume Monday, April 5 on asynchronous mode until Sunday, April 11 as Metro Manila and nearby provinces remain under lockdown.
According to the order issued by University President Emmanuel Leyco on Sunday, PLM will not conduct live virtual sessions for students in the coming week. Instead, the asynchronous mode which involves recorded video or audio lectures available for viewing any time will be observed. Reading lists may also be given by faculty during the extended ECQ period.
“In assigning asynchronous learning activities, the faculty members are reminded to take into consideration the existing community quarantine restrictions in place as well as the personal circumstances of their individual students, bearing in mind that the health, safety and welfare of students remain to be the primary priority of the University during this health crisis,” President Leyco said.
No class assignments, quizzes, examinations or projects shall be required of the students during this extended period of enhanced community quarantine. Submission deadlines must be set at least one week later.
However, all faculty members should be available for consultation during class hours or their designated consultation hours.
PLM’s administrative and support offices will continue to operate on skeleton workforce with alternative work arrangements to minimize points of contact amid surging COVID-19 infections in the country.
Everyone is reminded to stay home and to practice minimum health protocols if they must attend to urgent tasks outdoors.