THE MAJORITY of programs under the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will shift to online learning from Sept. 13 to 26 due to the designation of the St. Raymund de Peñafort building as a testing area for the 2023 Bar examinations, according to a memorandum from the dean’s office.
Journalism and communication students whose classes are held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. (BGPOP) building will still have their classes in hybrid mode, except on Sept. 20 in which all UST academic units will deliver their classes online.
The missed onsite sessions would be compensated by synchronous or asynchronous online activities, depending on the instructions of the academic staff members, the memorandum dated Aug. 18 and signed by AB Acting Dean Jacqueline Lopez-Kaw and regent Rev. Fr. George Phe Mang, O.P. said.
The dean’s office will be closed during the period but a skeleton force will be stationed in Room 1109 on the 11th floor of the BGPOP building to accommodate concerns that may require on-site actions.
Library, guidance and counseling services will be delivered online through their virtual channels.
Aside from St. Raymund’s, the Benavides building will also be a testing area, while the Tan Yan Kee building will serve as headquarters of the Supreme Court officials. Other affected units are the College of Accountancy, College of Commerce and Business Administration, College of Fine Arts and Design and the UST Junior High School.
The Bar examinations will take place on Sept. 17, 20 and 24, but the ingress or the transfer of chairs and tables to the testing venues will be on Sept. 13 and 14. Inspection of the testing venues will be conducted on Sept. 16, 19 and 23.