CHED approves 23 schools for limited face-to-face classes

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced Friday the list of 23 higher education institutions (HEIs) that are allowed to conduct limited face-to-face classes this academic year 2020-2021.

According to CHED chairperson Prospero De Vera III, these colleges and universities passed the requirements set by the Commission and the (DOH).

The following universities and colleges are allowed to conduct limited face-to-face classes:

  • Mariano Marcos State University – Batac (Region I)
  • St. Louis University (CAR)
  • Our Lady of Fatima University – City of San Fernando (Region III)
  • School of Medicine and Public Health (NCR)
  • University of Santo Tomas (NCR)
  • University of East Ramon Magsaysay (NCR)
  • Our Lady of Fatima University – 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)

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CHED approves 23 schools for limited face-to-face classes

  • 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)
De Vera said CHED and their respective local government inspected these schools to check for their capacity to hold hands-on and laboratory classes for 3rd and 4th-year students.

The school also passed stringent retrofitting and health standards set by CHED, the DOH, and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Select health-related degree programs such as Medicine, Nursing, Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapy, Midwifery, and Public Health were prioritized to conduct limited face-to-face classes.

There are nearly 100,000 active COVID-19 cases in the Philippines after 8,773 of infection were recorded in the Philippines this Thursday. This is the highest number of virus infections in the .