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.
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