Imee Marcos hits UP for ‘not sharing’ learning resources


Senator Imee Marcos on July 5 chided the University of the Philippines (UP) for allegedly not sharing materials for distance learning.

The Ilocos Norte politiko said it is not the time to be “selfish.

“Pakisabi naman hindi ito time na maging madamot o talagang ipagkait sa mas maliliit na eskuwelahan ang mga materyales,” she said.

Marcos explained students from the province have been complaining that UP’s distance learning materials are inaccessible.

But UP Open University Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria said even before it became mandatory, they were already sharing e-learning materials to other educational institutions.

“Kahit nga training eh, ang training ibinibigay namin for free (Even trainings we give for free). And the resources we have developed can be accessed and used for free and we are promoting that,” Bandalaria said.

She also said some of the materials might be restricted by copyright.

“Baka din kasi restricted ang UP in terms of sharing the materials dahil copyrighted,” she said.

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