CHED allows 24 colleges, universities to hold limited in-person classes
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has allowed 24 colleges and universities to conduct limited face-to-face classes starting the second semester of School Year 2020-2021.
CHED said in a statement Friday that selected allied health-related degree programs such as Medicine, Nursing, Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapy, Midwifery, and Public Health were prioritized to conduct limited face-to-face classes.
It also said that this move will enable students to achieve key learning outcomes on specialized laboratory courses and hospital-based clinical clerkship, and provide additional manpower to the country’s health system as the country faces a pandemic.
Colleges and universities allowed to resume limited in-person classes are the following:
- Mariano Marcos State University – Batac (Region I)
- St. Louis University (CAR)
- Our Lady of Fatima University – City of San Fernando (Region III)
- Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (NCR)
- University of Santo Tomas (NCR)
- University of East Ramon Magsaysay (NCR)
- Our Lady of Fatima University – Quezon City (NCR)
- Our Lady of Fatima University – Valenzuela City (NCR)
- Manila Central University (NCR)
- Adventist University of the Philippines (Region IV)
- De La Salle Health and Medical Science Institute (Region IV)
- University of Perpetual Help – Don Jose (Region IV)
- Our Lady of Fatima University – Sta. Rosa (Region IV)
- Naga College Foundation (Region V)
- West Visayas State University (Region VI)
- Central Philippine University (Region VI)
- Cebu Institute of Medicine (Region VII)
- University of Cebu School of Medicine (Region VII)
- Iloilo Doctors’ College of Medicine (Region VI)
- University of Iloilo (Region VI)
- Blancia Foundation College, Inc. (Region IX)
- Xavier University (Region X)
- Liceo de Cagayan University (Region X)
- University of the Philippines Manila (NCR)
The above-mentioned higher education institutions (HEIs) already complied with the “stringent retrofitting and health standards” imposed by CHED along with the Department of Health (DOH), and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, according to chairperson Prospero De Vera III.
“These HEIs have fully complied with the CHED-DOH guidelines and have been inspected by CHED and their LGUs so they can now bring their 3rd and 4th year students for hands-on training and laboratory classes in a limited face-to-face system,” the CHED chief said.
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