Pursuant to the declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte placing the entire country under state of calamity to address the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, and in accordance to the declaration of Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle C. Salazar placing the City under Enhanced Community Quarantine, effective 1 AM on March 20, 2020, Friday, and with utmost consideration of the welfare of all students and faculty members of Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, all online classes and other forms of distance teaching/learning undertakings are hereby suspended.

Moreover, students may be instructed that all requirements given in the initial conduct of online classes should be submitted upon resumption of classes, and non-submission of such should not be reflected in the computation of grades.

The undersigned directs all of its students, faculty members, and staff to strictly adhere with all the protocols and guidelines in the implementation of enhanced community quarantine. May God keep us safe and bless us all.

This memorandum is for widest dissemination.