Pangasinan State University (PSU) has released Memorandum Order No. 022, Series of 2023, announcing the suspension of face-to-face classes as the Philippines prepares for a nationwide transport strike. This move is in compliance with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order (CMO) dated March 3, 2023, which allows Higher Education Institutions to implement blended learning from March 6-10, 2023.
The transport strike, which is expected to affect major cities and towns across the country, is aimed at highlighting the issues faced by the transport sector, particularly in relation to rising fuel prices and the government’s plan to phase out old jeepneys. The strike is also expected to have an impact on traffic and transportation, making it difficult for students and teachers to attend face-to-face classes.
To ensure the continuity of learning, PSU has adopted blended learning methods for the duration of the transport strike. Under this system, students will be able to access course materials and participate in class discussions online. Teachers will also be available to provide assistance and support to students through various online platforms.
PSU has assured its stakeholders that it is committed to providing quality education despite the challenges brought about by the transport strike. The university has also urged students to stay vigilant and stay safe during this time.
The decision to implement blended learning during the transport strike has been welcomed by students and teachers alike. Many have expressed their appreciation for the university’s proactive response to the situation, which will ensure that students do not miss out on their studies.
PSU’s Memorandum Order No. 022, Series of 2023, serves as a reminder of the importance of flexibility and adaptability in the face of unforeseen circumstances. As the transport strike unfolds, the university will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the continuity of learning for its students.