Tarlac State University welcomed a large influx of students in its three campuses earlier this morning (January 24) in line with the full implementation of face-to-face classes for the second semester of the academic year 2022-2023.
In his message at the flag-raising ceremony of the Main Campus, TSU president Dr. Arnold E. Velasco expressed how happy he was to witness that a lot of students attended the short morning program.
He also took the opportunity to remind the students to observe minimum health protocols and remain diligent in their studies.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Agnes M. Macaraeg echoed Pres. Velasco's remarks on maintaining health and safety protocols.
“Since this is our first day of face-to-face classes, let’s expect na talagang marami ang dadating na estudyante. I actually asked the deans to advise all the faculty members to attend their classes, firstly, so that we may be able to determine what are the possible concerns that we will be facing along the way,” she said in an interview.
Moreover, Pres. Velasco and VP Macaraeg congratulated the 87 Criminology graduates who passed the December 2022 Criminologist Licensure Examination (CLE), especially Ms. Erika Joy C. Saludez, for ranking 10th with a rating of 89.85%.
“Iyan ang tatak TSU. Panatilihin po natin ang magandang pangalan ng TSU at sana maging inspirasyon ito na mas marami pa ang maging topnotcher. I really believe na ang TSU [students] po ay magagaling. Ang TSU po ay marunong manalangin. Ang TSU po ay nagkakaisa para sa maganda at mas maunlad na Tarlac State University,” Pres. Velasco said in his address.
TSU ranked first among the top performing schools with 50 or more examinees garnering a 100% institutional passing rate against the 33.18% national passing rate.
Aside from the board exam passers, Pres. Velasco also congratulated the TSU Arnis Team for bagging the 1st runner-up in the overall rankings of the 17th National Invitational Arnis Tournament or the 3rd Miguel Zubiri Cup held in Pavia, Iloilo last January 20-22, 2023.
The second semester of A.Y. 2022-2023 started last January 23, 2023, and it will end on May 27, 2023, per the collegiate academic calendar released by the Office of Registration and Admission.
Pursuant to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 16, series of 2022, titled “Updates on Onsite Learning in Higher Education” issued last November 11, 2022, HEIs (higher education institutions) may choose to deliver their degree programs through onsite learning or hybrid learning modality (with at least 50% total contact time spent on in-person learning) starting the second semester of the school year 2022-2023.
The university started implementing limited in-person classes for selected major courses in various colleges last September 2022, the second month of the first semester for A.Y. 2022-2023.