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UP profs told not to fail, drop students in 1st semester amid pandemic, disasters

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UP profs told not to fail, drop students in 1st semester amid pandemic, disasters

MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines (UP) professors have been directed to neither fail nor drop students for the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 in consideration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent typhoons on education.

On Thursday, a memorandum from UP’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs said no grades of 4 or 5 will be given during this period to extend compassion to students.

“Cognizant of high anxiety levels — due to the pandemic and the impact of typhoons on students and the faculty — as well as the reality that the First Semester AY 2020-2021 is still a transition semester towards the learning delivery mode of…

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