Suspending the application of research activities to protect TCSHS students from COVID-19

Suspending the application of research activities to protect TCSHS students from COVID-19

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Supreme Student Government Student Welfare Committee started this petition to Students of TCSHS and their parents or guardians

It has been the new normal to lessen our interactions with other people, aside from family members, in order to keep a safe distance and protect ourselves from the ongoing global pandemic in the name of COVID-19. Tagbilaran City Science High School (TCSHS) has always been known for its special curriculum where both the junior and senior high school students are required to conduct their own research studies, may it be individually or by group. These activities usually involve the students' interaction with certain individuals for concerns relating to their research studies. In line with this, the said activities which require personal meet-ups such as borrowing laboratory equipments, inquiry with an expert, or buying the needed materials for the study; pose a massive risk not only towards the students but also to everyone else. Moreover, cilities in Bohol are lacking that is why some of our Tsci dudes and dudettes have had to reach out to the facilities of neighboring islands, such as Cebu, to do their experiments which is a huge risk in itself because it further increases the risk of human to human contact. Conducting these activities can increase the risk of infection and will not help in lessening the severity of the pandemic. However, that is not say that theoretical research will be temporarily suspended, as with the application of research activities; theoretical research will definitely still continue as it can still be taught in a much safer manner.

Aside from this, research activities also add to the academic burden of both the students and the teachers which are especially difficult to cope up with in these trying times. No one is exempted from experiencing struggles during this pandemic and as much as research is crucial for us to live better lives, we do not think it is necessary to continue doing our research studies when our health should be our top priority. To further clarify, this petition aims to suspend only the application of research activities that involve going out or meet-ups mentioned above which means that theoretical research would still continue. 

Hence, it has come to the concern of TCSHS Supreme Student Government: Students' Welfare Committee to attend to this matter in order to ensure the safety and welfare of our fellow students and the people around them.

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If you are a student, kindly write down your year level and section beside your last name in a parenthesis. If you are a parent/guardian, kindly write a Mr./Mrs./Ms. before your first name.

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