UP Diliman approves proposal to start classes in August
The UP Diliman University Council voted 284-164 in favor of the shift.
Julie Aurelio of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that a council composed of all assistant professors and full professors at the University of the Philippines Diliman has approved a plan to change the academic calendar and move the opening of classes in August 2014.
The report explained that the UP Diliman University Council voted 284-164 in favor of the shift. Eight faculty members, meanwhile, abstained from the voting. The deliberations were held in a special session at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center.
UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan is set to "write the Board of Regents, the highest decision-making body in the university, to seek approval and authority to shift the calendar." The proposal for the opening of the school year to be moved to August has already been adopted earlier by UP's seven other constituent campuses.
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