PSU adopts online classes amid COVID pandemic

THE Pangasinan State University (PSU) has adopted a flexible learning system to ensure efficient learning to continue amid the corona virus pandemic.

PSU President Dr. Dexter Buted said online classes or alternative mode of teaching to address has been developed in lieu of traditional learning and teaching methods.

He said the post–ECQ guideline in managing learning systems was recommended by the Commission on Higher Education to address concerns of parents who are not

economically stable, the need to implement social distancing since classroom sizes are limited, traffic congestion because of volume of students, socio-psychological stress from ECQ, and to contain spread of Covid-29.

“A survey from the PSU community reveals that 80 percent of teachers were able to run online or alternative mode of teaching and 75 percent of students were reached though this mode,” Buted said.

Under a ‘lenient’ system, students this semester are no longer required to go to the campus and will simply be requested to submit their requirements before May 30, 2020 when classes for the current semester will officially end for some courses.

“The grading system to be applied will be 40% (for the preliminary exams), 30% (class performance that includes quizzes, recitations, case studies before ECQ) and 30 % for performance during and after ECQ,” Buted explained.

He pointed out that there will be no failing grade for those who failed to submit requirements, only an ‘incomplete’ grade for those who were able to participate in online classes (and are given one year for completion) or a ‘dropped’ grade for those who did not attend classes even before the ECQ implementation. (PIA-Pangasinan)

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