CHED allows 23 colleges, universities to hold limited in-person classes

MANILA (AdChoiceTV News) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has allowed 23 colleges and universities to conduct limited face-to-face classes starting the second semester of School Year 2020-2021.

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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.

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)

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.

Reporting by Albert Rovic Tan

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