GRADE 12 students from the Humanities and Social Sciences strand (HUMSS) of the UST-Senior High School (SHS) will occupy St. Raymund de Peñafort Building with Artlets this academic year.
Assistant Dean Narcisa Tabirara told the Flame that HUMSS students will use five classrooms in the building, but clarified that the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will not be associated with the management of the strand.
“That’s what Dean [Michael Anthony Vasco] informed me. […] As far as management and academic matters are concerned, AB is not concerned [with the HUMSS strand]. It’s only the physical transfer from some rooms in the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. (BGPOP) to five rooms here in AB,” Tabirara said.
“Overpopulation” in BGPOP might be a factor in the transfer, the assistant dean added.
“That [overpopulation] is probably one of the reasons [for the transfer] because a new batch of 11th graders is coming in. But maybe, it is also for the students to be acclimatized to the environment of the programs that they might possibly enrolled in [in college].”
Tabirara, however, said the Faculty has yet to have an official communication with the UST-SHS about the transfer.
In the second year of the full swing of the K to 12 program in the University, Grade 12 students “will be housed in the colleges where their tertiary programs are offered,” UST-SHS Principal Pilar Romero said during the Discurso de Apertura held Tuesday.
UST-SHS currently has 102 Grade 12 sections and 88 Grade 11 sections. F – with reports from Janyn Mariella Montealegre