Holy Angel University Student Council (HAU-USC), together with the College Student Councils (CSC), conducted a press conference regarding their proposed 5-point demand with the approaching opening of classes earlier, July 14.
This call was derived from the results of the survey organized by the HAU-USC regarding the enrollment period and the opening of classes, where more than 5,000 Angelites have participated.
In a Facebook post, the HAU-USC reported that the survey results showed that 4,782 students called for an extension of the enrollment period while 3,832 students demanded to move the opening of classes to August 16.
During the press conference, the USC, led by its President, Kenneth de Guzman, and the CSC officers, discussed the 5-point demand that their offices have submitted to the University. These include extension of the enrollment period, adjustment of the opening of classes, consideration of the proposed academic framework, presentation of clear and definite breakdown of fees, and ensuring no layoff for the faculty affected by the Laboratory Elementary School phase-out.
De Guzman called out the HAU administration for its unresponsiveness to these issues.
“Dahil sa kawalang-tugon, you are putting the future of the students at stake,” he stated.
In addition, De Guzman challenged student-leaders to stand for the rights of every Angelite.
“To all student-leaders, we must astound ourselves but together with our constituents and with the whole HAU community through democratic means of rightful representation, progressiveness, and objectivity,” he said.
De Guzman also invited the Angelites to join the student leaders on a mass action protest tomorrow, July 15, and to a Twitter rally later in the evening.
LAYOUT BY: Casey R. Aguilos
PHOTO SOURCE(S): USC