#CancelOnlineClasses in University of Nueva Caceres

Online classes were implemented to keep up with our daily class schedules and modules as a way to adapt towards the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine that is being practiced as a preventive measure for the CoViD-19 outbreak in the country. For this case, we sincerely appreciate the efforts of our professors in sustaining our daily classes with our modules per usual. We also acknowledge that our professors are necessitated to set up online classes for them to be paid, as the University is practicing a "No Work, No Pay" policy.

However, it is known to everyone that not all students have the access to fast and stable internet connection, especially those who live in areas where internet connection is relatively slow and unstable. There are students who do not own any proper gadgets (i.e mobile phones, laptops, computers) to keep up with these online classes. Buying load for our mobile phones and prepaid wifis during this crises, futher burden our families, as some of us have little to no budget at all for load, because we prioritize the buying of our basic necessities like food, medicines and sanitary items, which are now both scarce and expensive because of the contant demand and panic. Going out to use public computers in internet cafes is already impossible, as most computer shops have already closed down due to the enhanced community quarantine. In summary, not everyone is privileged to avail this kind of learning platform. Furthermore, there are students who have their fair share of responsibilities at home, more so right now with the pandemic, which might interfere with the time of their online classes.

With all the aforementioned reasons, we have come up with this online petition to cancel online classes, as to address the struggles in this learning strategy, and to also let the admin know about our difficulties in these online classes.



Marie Angella Averilla    Contact the author of the petition