Majority of UP units, Ateneo change their academic calendars to start in August; UP Diliman still mulling shift

It was reportedly prompted by "the need to become more globalized educational institutions."

Camille Diola of reports that the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines (UP) system have announced tshifting the start of their academic calendars from June to August to be in sync with the academic calendars used by several schools abroad.

The report explained that for the Ateneo, the new calendar "will be effective for school year 2015 -2016 for its Loyola schools and professional or graduate schools." UP, meanwhile, "will immediately start the transition this year or academic year 2014-205 after the Board of Regents approved the shift" on Thursday (February 6), according to a report in the Philippine Collegian.

UP Diliman, however, will still follow the old academic calendar since the move to change it has been opposed by some sectors. The heads of both universities said the decision to change their respective academic calendars was prompted by the need to become more globalized educational institutions.

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