The University of the Philippines (UP) has extended until Tuesday, November 17 the fourth round of application for its Student Learning Assistance System (SLAS) following the consecutive typhoons that hit the country recently.
According to a memorandum from the UP Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), the extension is meant to “accommodate students who could not submit SLAS Online applications due to Typhoon Ulysses.”
Results of the SLAS applications are set to be released on Wednesday, November 18 while appeals may be submitted until November 22.
“Undergraduate students, including Juris Doctor and Doctor of Medicine students, may file applications during this period,” the memo reads.
OSFA reminded SLAS Online applicants to use their respective UP email addresses.
This system was developed to “expand the support to financially-challenged students and expedite the processing support for academic activities” as UP pushed through with the opening of classes in September amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With the help of government funding and donations from the general public, UP had consolidated and improved its assistance programs to its students during the remote learning setup this semester.
“Based on their updated application information, students from the most vulnerable families shall be offered gadgets on top of their internet connectivity subsidy,” UP said as it launched SLAS in September.
The University had earlier projected that nearly 6,000 of its students would find it difficult to proceed with distance learning as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
In view of the widespread devastation caused by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoons Quinta and Ulysses, the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs announced a six-day suspension of both synchronous and asynchronous classes starting Monday, November 16.