UPCAT qualifiers enrolling in UP can expect the “new normal” of remote learning

For this year’s successful UPCAT qualifiers who will be enrolling in UP, their first taste of university life will be that of the “new normal”: remote teaching and learning, with the possibility of blending remote and face-to-face meetings. A memorandum issued by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs lays down what this year’s crop of UPCAT qualifiers can expect for the coming academic year.

“No personal and technical data breach happened.” This is the finding of the University of the Philippines Cebu Data Privacy Officer following an investigation in response to reports of an alleged data breach in the local student evaluation on teaching (SET) system, which led to a list of names and login credentials of UP Cebu students being posted online.

The University of the Philippines is advising UPCAT applicants who shared their UPCAT Online credentials—usernames and passwords—to unauthorized third parties to immediately change the usernames and/or passwords to their other accounts in order to safeguard their data privacy rights. When practicable, users should activate a two-step verification or other modes of multifactor authentication in order to protect their accounts.