PLM implements academic break

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila has implemented an academic break to promote the well-being of its students and faculty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

PLM President Emmanuel Leyco said that the academic break from November 2 to 7 is in line with the university’s policy in acknowledging the physical and mental health of its institution.

This is also to give the PLM community to have more time with their families this Undas 2021.

“The pandemic remains to be a cause for concern in our daily living despite more than a year of lockdowns and changing community quarantine protocols,” Leyco said.

“We hope that everyone can take this time to reflect and recharge so they can carry on for the rest of the semester,” he added.

Following the implementation of the academic break, both synchronous or asynchronous classes are suspended. Midterm examinations in PLM are also moved to Nov. 8 to 14.

“Instructors and professors are also advised not to set deadlines or deliverables from students, nor should they upload class materials except for supplemental reading sources in anticipation of the upcoming midterms,” Leyco said.

Colleges under a trimestral academic calendar such as the College of Law, College of Medicine 4th year students, and other graduate programs are exempted from the academic break.

Thus, the College of Law’s midterm examination will pushed thru as scheduled, to be followed by a three-day academic break from November 9-11.