Resolve students plea for ‘academic break’- solon

November 2, 2021 Jester P. Manalastas 120 views

KABATAAN party-list Rep. Sara Elago called on the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to address the appeal of the students from St. Louis University in Baguio City for “academic break.”

Elago expressed concern over the reported academic pressure and stress affecting the students’ mental health.

Reports said that at least three students from the said school have committed suicide because allegedly they can no longer accomplish the requirements for online school.

Students from Baguio City also urged the local government to declare an academic break as learners feel overwhelmed in trying to finish all the school works, which they deemed as ‘too much” and “very loaded.”

“Bumuhos ang pagbugso ng mga panawagan para sa academic break mula sa mga estudyante sa St. Louis University matapos tulakin ang ilang estudyante na bawiin ang sariling buhay dahil sa bigat ng pasanin ng flexible learning,” Elago said.

“Napabayaan ng CHED ang mandato nila na tiyakin ang karapatan sa de- kalidad na edukasyon nang hinayaan nilang umabot ito sa ganitong punto sa simula pa lang,” Elago lamented.

Elago also raised the issue about book purging allegedly being implemented by the NTF-ELCAC.

“Liban sa pagpapabaya sa mga estudyante, atibong hinahayaan din ng CHED-CAR na rumonda ang NTF-ELCAC sa mga kolehiyo sa rehiyon, at magsagawa ng book purging ng mga libro patungkol sa armadong rebelyon sa bansa,” she said.