- Despite fighting in Marawi City, the MSU will resume classes on August 22
- The university has conducted “Brigada Eskwela” in preparation for the resumption of classes
- At least 800 student will be shuttled from Iligan City to MSU
The Mindanao State University (MSU) is bent on restarting classes next week despite continued fighting between government forces and the remaining terrorists in Marawi City.
The state university, according to the Philippine News Agency, conducted “Brigada Eskwela” on Thursday, August 17, in preparation for the resumption of classes on Tuesday, August 22.
As per WikiPilipinas, Brigada Eskwela is the voluntary effort of teachers, parents, students, community members, and other organizations to do minor repairs and clean-ups on their schools in preparation for the start of the school year.
The university officials and the military agreed to resume classes at MSU main campus after proper security arrangements, according to the Inquirer.
Capt. Joan Petinglay, spokesperson for Joint Task Force Marawi said around 800 students, who earlier signified their intention to come to the school campus, will be shuttled from Iligan City to MSU on the first day of classes.