• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Views of BS Information Technology Students on Academic Calendar Shift


Objectives: The matter of changing the academic calendar is a relevant and timely issue among Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines. Legislators, academic managers, student representatives and various stakeholders expressed their opinions and concerned about the issue. This study is conducted to determine the views of the BS Information Technology students on the educational calendar shift of Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City. Methods: Survey questionnaires and google form used to obtain the data. One hundred sixty-two (162) students served as a sample of the study. Findings: The data revealed that most of the students expressed favorably on academic calendar shift from June to August with (80.20%, n = 130). Shifting of classes in the tertiary level is a courageous move of the university, because of its effects after the implementation or even during the transition period. Applications/Improvements: This move is inevitable and recommended based on the current situation of the paradigm shift of educational system in the Philippines, impact of climate change, globalization impact, competitions and synchronization of activities in the region and the world. 

Keywords: Academic Calendar Shift, BS Information Technology Students, BSIT Views


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