Photos by Demerie Dangla and Anjon Galauran, UP Aperture
The University Council (UC) voted to approve the implementation of the academic calendar shift in Diliman in their meeting today at the GT Toyota Auditorium.
The UC is composed of professors, associate professors and assistant professors within the campus. A total of 284 voted yes to the shift, 164 voted no, while eight abstained.
Outside the auditorium, student groups staged a protest against the academic calendar shift.
The CTRL + SHIFT ALLIANCE appealed for the UC to junk the proposed calendar shift. The incoming University Student Council, meanwhile, called to postpone the implementation, following the results of a university-wide survey.
The Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body of the UP system, is set to finalize the decision in their meeting on Friday, March 28. Once approved, classes will start on August starting AY 2014-2015.
The board earlier approved the calendar shift in other UP units on February 6. –Melissa Luz Lopez