UP Mindanao to UP Visayas-Tacloban students: you’re welcome to cross-enrol

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 November) — Students from the University of the Philippines Visayas – Tacloban College (UPVTC) who wish to continue their studies in the second semester are welcome to cross-enrol in UP Mindanao in Mintal this city, as requirements for cross-enrolment have been waived to address the emergency situation.

Two campuses of the UP Visayas – the UPVTC in Tacloban City and the UP Medical School of Health Sciences in Palo, Leyte – were among the areas affected by super typhoon Yolanda on November 8, according to UP President Alfredo Pscual in Memorandum 13-36 , “Help for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda. (UPVTC campus post-Yolanda at http://www.upv.edu.ph/upv/index.php/component/content/article?id=1019)

“To ensure continuity of students’ education this semester despite their condition, students from UP Visayas-Tacloban campus are welcome to cross-enroll in UP Mindanao. UP Mindanao will waive all requirements for cross-enrollment to address the emergency situation,” Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao’s Public Relations Officer, said.

Estremera said UP Mindanao officials will seek and identify host-families who can accommodate the student cross-enrollees.

“To communicate this offer, the University is calling on the traditional media and social media practitioners to relay this message to students of UP Visayas-Tacloban campus. Interested parties may contact Prof. Erwin Protacio at 0928-494-0132 or 0933-495-7630,” Estremera’s press statement said.

UP President Alfredo Pascual had issued Memorandum No. PAEP 13-36 titled “Urgent Cross Registration of Students of UPV Tacloban College Affected by Typhoon Yolanda” and posted on the UP website on November 13.

Pascual requested UP units to accommodate UPVTC students who would like to cross-register in their colleges and universities so they can continue studying in the second semester.

“Due to the exigencies of this situation, kindly temporarily waive requirements that will delay the processing of the cross registration of these students, such as the written permit from UPVTC. We will address any issue that may arise from this arrangement in due course. In the meantime, let us ensure that our students from UPVTC do not lose this semester,” Pascual said. (MindaNews)