Mayor Gandamra cancels off-site school activities, tuition fee collection amid ECQ in Marawi


Marawi City Mayor Majul U. Gandamra has ordered the cancellation of off-site school activities, including online exams and tuition fee collection in the city.

Covered by the memorandum, which was issued on March 25, are all private schools and higher education institutions operating in Marawi.

“The current COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) public health crisis, which has forced classes in schools to be suspended and students to stay in their homes to curb the spread of the said disease, call for some leniency due to the many inconveniences caused by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ),” Gandamra said.

“In response to forwarded concern of parents and students enrolled in the aforementioned institutions, the City Government directs that all off-site school activities, including online exams be stopped. Tuition fee collection is to be stopped as well,” he added.

The order was made to ensure that grades of the affected students would not be adversely affected because of limitations inherent in the currently enforced ECQ, the mayor said.