College of Business Administration and Accountancy Dean Dr. Mary Felidora Florinor Amparo recently talked about the measures that DLSU-D is undertaking to ensure campus safety in the new normal.
In a guesting for the online news program Protektor ng Bayan, Dr. Amparo shared that even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been implementing measures to keep students and the entire Lasallian community safe after the Taal eruption happened early in the year.
Dr. Amparo said that the University has effectively utilized its Learning Management System (LMS) through an online learning platform during this time, which DLSU-D plans to continue with its care-centered online learning system which will be implemented in the upcoming schoolyear.
The CBAA dean that the University’s decision to go fully online for the upcoming semester is intended to protect the students from exposure while travelling to school.
While DLSU-D can guarantee that the University is abiding by all government set regulations on social distancing, disinfection, limited office reporting, and other health precautions such as the requirement of a health checklist before entering the premises, the school does not want to risk the health of students who are commuting to school.
This is why online learning is recommended by the University. The dean said that learning can still continue for students who may have trouble with going online as the system offers a modular alternative wherein students will be provided with printed materials for the course work.
The school is also discouraging students from entering the campus as almost all of the transactions can be done online from registration, enrollment, and even payment.
Dr. Amparo said that DLSU-D is taking the situation one semester at a time and assured that the University is ready to undertake all measures to assure the health and safety of the students such as reducing the class size, implementation of temperature scans, requirement of masks and adherence to the national mandate should face to face classes be allowed once again. However, she reiterated that online learning is the best option for the learners given the present situation.