The University of Baguio (UB) heeded the plea of students for an academic break. In an official statement released through their official Facebook page on Saturday, the Baguio university’s management cited the health, academic and social impact of the pandemic on students, faculty, and its employees.
“The University of Baguio has heard the requests from its stakeholders and we will continue to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and employees to enjoy academic ease and use the time freely to communicate, relax, refresh, and recharge,” the official statement said.
UB Academic Break Dates
Aside from the academic break that applies to all students, faculty, and employees, UB has released important dates to remember for the different stakeholders of the university, such as the upcoming semestral breaks and academic consultation dates, stating that there is no “one size fits all policy” in their evaluation of policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Below are the dates to remember of University of Baguio students, faculty, and employees.
|November 25, 2021|
|November 26, 2021|
|Voluntary academic consultation for undergraduate students
Except Allied Health Students undergoing internship or clinical duty
|November 27, 2021|
|November 30, 2021|
|NO CLASSES AND WORK
Note: Synchronous classes for Graduate and Law Schools are NOT SUSPENDED on November 27 and 28
|December 18, 2021|
|January 4, 2022|
|December 12, 2021|
|January 16, 2022|
|Higher Education Semestral break|
|December 18, 2021|
|January 8, 2022|
|Basic Education Semestral Break|
University of Baguio Official Statement
The call for an academic break from the different universities was brought to light in a recent dialogue with the city officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Rep. Mark Go. Leaders of the Supreme Student Councils and student organizations aired grievances on behalf of the students, citing mental health as the major concern. The dialogue resulted positively, reaching a consensus and urging students and school officials to come up with dates and solutions regarding the matter.