Advisory on Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19)
Following the latest developments on the emerging cases of the Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19) in the Philippines, students, staff, faculty, and parents are enjoined to stay updated by reading the advisories below.
Message from the President to the community of the Mapúa Schools
In line with the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) advisory on the suspension of classes and school activities in all levels for the entire Luzon (as seen in CHED COVID Advisory No. 5 dated March 17, 2020), MCL has opted to continue with the delivery of learning via its online platforms, such as Blackboard Learn, provided that faculty members conduct them without prejudice to students who may not be able to participate due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). This was decided based on the CHED Chairman’s Statement on online learning dated March 17, 2020.
Prior to the ECQ, MCL followed the recommendations from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the temporary suspension of activities where persons will congregate (as seen in DepEd Memorandum No. 034, s. 2020 and DOH Advisory on Concerts and Other Public Events and Gatherings dated February 7, 2020).
Advisories from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of the Spread of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease in Higher Education Institutions (CHED COVID-19 Advisories)
CHED Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 Outbreak
CHED COVID-19 Outbreak Video Advisory
COVID-19 Outbreak Fake News Alert from CHED
Statement from the CHED Chairman on the Payment of Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees
MCL has been pioneering efforts to deliver a blended learning approach to instruction since 2009. Hence, while we all pray for the pandemic to subside, our stakeholders can be assured that learning happens until the end of the term through our alternative delivery mode.
Read the Guidelines for Digital Learning for College Students
Read the Guidelines for Digital Learning for MCL Senior High School Students
MCL can effectively roll out classes through the Blackboard Learn (BBL). All courses offered in College and Senior High School are paired with its online delivery through our learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn, and all other online platforms that will make instructional delivery possible.
However, to help address the concerns of students and parents brought about by the difficulties from the ECQ, guidelines were established to make online learning easier for those with access to an internet connection, and to provide further consideration for those who do not.
Remote Work Policy
Following the Executive Order of the President of the Philippines on the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) of Luzon, the management of Malayan Colleges Laguna - A Mapua School will continue to implement a work from home scheme for non-teaching employees until April 12, 2020.
Employees with concerns may reach the Human Resources Management Office via email@example.com.
While the campus was still open, MCL intensified the campaign for social distancing. With more than 7,000 people (i.e. students, employees, and guests) getting in and out of MCL on a daily basis, our students and employees cannot effectively distance themselves while in the lecture rooms, and common areas. We also want the students to intensify their own efforts for social distancing by giving them reasons not to take public transportation in going to and from the school.
As part of social distancing and due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) currently in place, the conduct of MCL Admissions Examination is temporarily suspended until further notice. However, online application remains open through the MCL Online Admissions portal. Scheduling of the entrance exam will be released no later than April 18, 2020.
For further assistance, applicants may reach the Admissions Office via the contact details below.
Services of the Registrar’s Office and the Treasury Office
The Registrar’s Office continues to offer academic services with its employees on work-from-home arrangements. However, these services are currently limited to enrollment procedures and accommodation of documentary requests that may be served through online means via e-mail.
Requests for printed documents are temporarily suspended. Transcript of records and certifications may be issued in electronic form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed copies will be released once regular office operations resume.
For now, payments of tuition fees and back accounts are limited to off-site channels such as RCBC over-the-counter, RCBC Online Banking, Cebuana Lhuiller, and M. Lhuiller. Payments of all pending school fees may be done via PayMaya on OnEMCL and the Parent Portal. Finance-related concerns may be coordinated to the Treasury Office via email.
During the ECQ period, students, parents and applicants requiring assistance may reach MCL offices via the following contact details.
Admissions Office (ADO)
For Admissions-related concerns
0918-9902266 and 0919-0875722 (Smart)
0927-4678728 and 0927-4678729 (Globe)
Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) Helpdesk
For OnEMCL-related concerns
Learning Environments and Innovations Office
For Blackboard Learn and online learning concerns
Facebook Messenger: MCL Learning Environments and Innovations Office
For enrollment-related concerns
For payment-related concerns
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When will classes resume?
Online learning will resume on March 25, 2020 (Wednesday).
Is MCL open? I have a concern with one of the offices.
The MCL campus is currently off-limits to all. Employees are following work-from-home arrangements until further notice. Students with concerns may reach the MCL offices via the contact details listed above.
Is admission for A.Y. 2020-2021 still open? When can I take the MCL Admissions Exam?
The conduct of MCL Admissions Examination is temporarily suspended until further notice. However, online application remains open through the MCL Online Admissions portal. Scheduling of the entrance exam will be released no later than April 18, 2020. For further assistance, you may reach the Admissions Office via the contact details listed above.
What if a student is not able to participate in online learning due to issues with internet connection or devices?
Students may opt not to participate in remote learning, formative assessment, or summative assessment activities if internet connectivity is unavailable and/or a violation of home quarantine procedures will be a concern.
I have an internet connection, but I am having difficulties with joining the Blackboard Learn Collaborate sessions/streams. What should I do?
Faculty members will conduct online classes without prejudice to those who cannot participate. Teachers and professors will also be providing other online platforms, such as uploaded modules, discussion boards, accessible recorded sessions, and more for self-paced learning for all.
The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is affecting my delivery of requirements and learning outcomes for my courses. What should I do?
Students who fail to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for the current term, for any reason related to the ECQ, will be allowed to complete the requirements even beyond the term.