CFOS holds second pandemic opening of classes

CFOS holds second pandemic opening of classes


The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) welcomed new and returning students in the second virtual opening exercises for Academic Year 2021-2022 on September 14, 2021.

A total of 377 fisheries undergraduate and graduate students registered and resumed classes through the remote learning system. 

Chancellor Clement C. Camposano graced the virtual activity. In his message, the Chancellor told the fisheries students that amidst this pandemic, “we are all going to be alright.” 

“We should remind ourselves that we are in an unprecedented situation and that we need to make very fundamental adjustments that I think will make us grow as professionals and as members of the academic community,” Camposano said.

Prof. Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap, dean of CFOS, Assoc. Prof. Liah C. Catedrilla, College Secretary, and directors of the different institutes namely, Prof. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar (Institute of Aquaculture), Assoc. Prof. Sharon N. Nuñal (Institute of Fish Processing Technology), Assoc. Prof. Sheila Mae S. de Leon (Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanology), and Assoc. Prof. Caridad N. Jimenez (Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies) welcomed the students. 

The first-year students were introduced to the CFOS by Dean Yap.  They also learned about the different institutes and units of CFOS, the facilities, activities, and the student organizations they can join during their stay at the University. 

To help manage their student life in CFOS, Eljenmer Sindo, a fourth-year student and newly-elected chair of the CFOS Student Council, gave new students tips on becoming an Iskolar ng Bayan.

Sheila Mae Librada spoke on behalf of her fellow first-year students. She said that they are excited and hoping to have quality and holistic learning despite the new set-up. She is also looking forward to the resumption of face-to-face learning soon. 

For the second year that the College adapted to the changes brought about by the pandemic, the CFOS continues to improve and optimize the methods for remote learning to be effective in giving students a quality education.

Dean Yap presented the CFOS e-Projects developed to improve the delivery of services of CFOS to society. These were the CFOS website and CFOS Diwata YouTube Channel. 

The newly designed CFOS website that will be launched soon will give the visitors easy access to the programs and services of the College. 

Meanwhile, the CFOS Diwata YouTube Channel, which officially premiered on September 14, features different laboratory skills performed by the professors and instructors of CFOS for students to learn from. Visit the channel at

UP Visayas held the Opening Exercises on September 13, 2021, with the theme, “Ululupod sa Pag-aram: Rising Above the Challenges of Remote Learning.”

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