Mandaue City College to city gov’t: More electric fans in classrooms to ease students’ discomfort

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | May 12,2023 - 05:01 PM

Mandaue City College classes

The Mandaue City College. | CDN DIGITAL FILE PHOTO

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City College is requesting additional electric fans to the city government to help alleviate the students’ discomfort due to the hot weather.

MCC student Myra Bughao said that they could not focus during classes because of the heat brought about by the hot weather.

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“Tungod sa kadaghan sa estudyante, alingog-ngog pa gyud kaayo samutan pa ang init grabe kaayo. Suma karun ang init murag nagkaanam og kataas, ang capacity sa studyante naglabad na ang ulo, dili na katarong og huna-huna kay tungod sa weather,”  said Bughao.

(Because of the number of students, the classroom is most of the time noisy and this is made worse by the heat. In fact, it seems like the heat temperature is rising, and the students are experiencing headaches, and they could not thing straight because of the (heat in the classroom brought about by the) hot weather.)

MCC has a population of 2,200 students and has 16 instructional classrooms.

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More fans to cool Mandaue City College students

Rene Pedroza Jr., another MCC student, said that it would be better if there would be additional electric fans so that they would no longer need to buy fans to cool themselves.

“Alimuot kaayo sa room as in, init kaayo, mupalit na lang mi og paypay para dili maalimuot,” said Pedroza.

(It is so hot inside the classroom, it is really so hot, we’ll just have to buy fans to alleviate our discomfort.)

Each classroom of MCC has two electric fans.

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Dr. lilybeth Mayol, MCC administrator, said that she already sent a request letter, and this was already received by the admin office of the city hall.

Mayol said that the ideal number of electric fans in each classroom would be four.

Blended learning

Mayol also said that implementating blended learning, a combination of in-person and online classes also really helped a lot.

Due to the number of students and fewer classrooms, the school has been implementing blended learning for quite a while now.


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