NMC’s PM classes resume Monday

Posted on Jan 04 2019


The Northern Marianas College would be resuming its afternoon and evening classes on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

Interim NMC president Frankie Eliptico noted that the three-week holiday break officially ends next week and that classes would be resuming in the afternoon at NMC’s temporary campus at Saipan Southern High School.

“We’re excited to see our students after the holiday season,” said Eliptico, who also thanked Education Commissioner Glenn Muna and the officials of SSHS for hosting the NMC students temporarily.

With the As Terlaje campus sustaining extensive damage from Super Typhoon Yutu, Eliptico said the relocation to the high school was necessary to enable the college to continue its fall semester.

Morning classes would resume once the college moves back to its As Terlaje campus on Feb. 11, 2019. The first week of February 2019 also marks the end of the 2018 fall semester at NMC.

“We are extremely thankful to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others who are working even through the holiday season to ensure that the students have sufficient classroom space on our campus to continue our semester here,” said Eliptico. He noted in a previous interview that the As Terlaje campus is being prepared for the installation of temporary classrooms.

A total of 24 temporary classrooms would be set up.

“Although we’ll be in temporary structures, it’ll be great to have our students back in As Terlaje,” Eliptico said.

The college’s spring semester classes will begin in the first week of April. However, registration for that semester will begin in February.

A more detailed calendar is available on the NMC website, https://www.marianas.edu/.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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