Catanduanes State U shifts to hybrid learning due to extreme heat
VIRAC, Catanduanes — Due to the extremely hot weather prevailing in this province, the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) adapted the hybrid learning setup starting Wednesday, April 26.
The blended learning modality would be implemented until the end of the semester this May, CatSU President Patrick Alain Azanza said in memorandum issued on Wednesday.
Classes would be held online, including the uploading and submission of school activities such as quizzes and assignments, the hybrid learning guidelines say.
For the final examinations, “flexibility may be allowed on a case-to-case basis,” the administration clarified.
Over the past few days, Catanduanes experienced intense heat ranging from 42 to 44 degrees Celcius.
An April 21 weather bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) said they have recorded 13 areas in the country under the “dangerous” heat index, including Catanduanes with 42 degrees.
Other areas that recorded a dangerous heat index levels were:
Baler, Aurora – 43 degrees
Catarman, Northern Samar – 44 degrees
CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 42 degrees
Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 43 degrees
Davao City, Davao Del Sur – 42 degrees
Iba, Zambales – 43 degrees
Legazpi, Albay – 47 degrees
Maasin, Southern Leyte – 42 degrees
Masbate City, Masbate – 42 degrees
NAIA Pasay City, Metro Manila – 43 degrees
Tacloban City, Leyte – 42 degrees
Tayabas City, Quezon- 42 degrees
JONA MAE CAMACHO, CONTRIBUTOR
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