Last October 1, I expected a normal day; quizzes, lectures, and information sharing. Well, I was not ready for what I was about to see and experience. But before we get into that, let’s go back to the night before it, September 30.
Our classes for October 30 is BPO and Statistics. As I stated before, I didn’t like math, which is why I have spent hours studying it since we have a long test the next day. From 6pm until 12am, I reviewed the lessons straight without even standing up to eat or even just to stretch. After that, I scanned through the BPO module, and since I was so tired and wasted, I slept through it. Even some of my classmates are telling me that there will be no quiz the day after, but still, I reviewed the pdf since I knew we were having quizzes every other meeting. I woke up late because my alarm didn’t ring. What a great way to start the day. So, I started to rush in preparing myself. I came to class at about 7:05am, and as I expected, the door was locked. I started thinking that I will not be able to take my quiz, but then, Mark Dazal pointed to the other door and he said it was open. As soon as I arrived, Ms. Valmadrid told us to start answering the quiz. My classmates are given time to review, and at that point, I knew I haven’t refreshed what I studied the other night. I answered the quiz and remembered familiar questions, but I didn’t know the answer since all information are all over my head. Luckily, I passed the test. During the second hour, the class presented their case analysis about each countries education, infrastructure, government, etc. The first group wasn’t able to present, so we were the ones the be presenting next. We presented about Russia, and in my own honest opinion, I think we presented well because we knew the topic we were talking about. Then, the group tackling Malaysia presented their case analysis. Ms. Valmadrid asked the class if they have questions, and I asked them a question about Malaysia’s educational background on language. Slowly, I am noticing that Ms. Valmadrid is getting pissed off since most of the class is not listening. She then started to be frank, telling us that she notices all the cheating that is happening inside the room but she chooses not to speak. She then walked out on us, which is very rare for our section since most of our professors during the past semesters commended us for being well-behaved.
The class went silent for a few minutes, and discussions were all about who is to blame. I think Ms. Valmadrid felt that we were taking her classes for granted, which is not the case for us. Maybe for others, they do not care what Ms. Valmadrid is doing for us. But for most of the original 3IS-C, we value what she gives to us since it’s beneficial for us. She has the experience to give us lectures which will be useful for us, and I don’t see why it should be taken for granted. I am taking this blog as an opportunity to apologize to Ms. Valmadrid, and I am sincerely sorry for what the class has acted on that day.