State-run school in Zamboanga del Norte starts face-to-face classes
DAPITAN CITY––The state-owned Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU), the only university in Zamboanga del Norte province, has started face-to-face classes among students of Nursing and other allied health sciences.
Clinical Instructor Glenn Padao Sabacahan said 190 4th year and 200 3rd year Nursing students had been in laboratory classes since Nov. 22 before they were to be deployed to different hospitals for their internship.
“Other subjects are given through modular methods,” Sabacahan added.
At JRMSU’s campus in nearby Dipolog City, 46 Midwifery students are also in face-to-face classes.
“We have to start implementing face-to-face classes because we just cannot sacrifice the honing of students’ skills over theory,” JRMSU president Daylinda Luz Reluya-Laput told the Inquirer.
The Commission on Higher Education had cleared JRMSU’s nursing and midwifery programs to do face-to-face classes.
Alongside the limited in-person classes, the university has ramped up its campaign for the vaccination of its students, faculty, and staff member in preparation for more programs doing face-to-face classes soon.
With its main campus in this city, JRMSU has four other campuses throughout the province–in the towns of Siocon, Tampilisan, and Katipunan, and in the city of Dipolog.