UA system kicks-off new AY with virtual BUTLAK 2021

With 438 faculty and staff attendees via Zoom and more than 3,000 student viewers in the Facebook live broadcast, University of Antique launched its first flag raising ceremony to start the academic year 8:30 in the morning Monday, September 6.

Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., SUC President, announces the activities set in the week-long orientation. During the livestream, he underscored the problems of connectivity and gadgets.

University President, Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., led the activity and announced the activities that will take place in the week-long orientation for continuing students and the freshmen with their respective colleges.

The president also laid out the schedule of on-boarding program such as the online orientation of eskUelA, Learning Management System(LMS) of the university.

“After on boarding, first year (students) will have their organizational activities, join the group chats, organize the class, take connectivity survey, upload and download syllabi, (and) your synchronous class will start on the 20th (day of September),” Dr. Crespo explained.

He also mentioned that this academic year, the conduct of weekly synchronous virtual classes will be implemented which meant that students enrolled in a class are required to attend synchronous virtual lessons with their teachers.

“We understand your concerns about connectivity, we understand your concerns about gadgets that’s why, at least once a week, look for allowance wherein you could go to a place with a signal, it could be a home of your classmate with good connectivity and you could share gadgets and you could have your classes with your teacher,” the president suggested.

After the other announcements, Dr. Crespo officially declared the opening of academic year 2021-2022 as a conclusion of the ceremony.

Continuing students, along with faculty members then proceeded to attend the Meet and Greet activities of their respective colleges throughout the day.

Written by Ma. Stephanie Kate Balboa

Author: theprismdaily

The Official Student Publication of University of Antique Main Campus

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