Effective 2nd Semester of AY 2020-2021, over twenty-four (24) higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country can now hold face-to-face classes.
Liceo U is among the HEIs which passed stringent retrofitting and health standards imposed by CHED, the Department of Health (DOH), and the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
“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. CHED will continue to monitor these HEIs and I am confident that they will provide safe and healthy spaces for their students in the coming months,” said CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III.
Selected allied 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 for two major reasons: (1) To enable students to achieve key learning outcomes on specialized laboratory courses and hospital-based clinical clerkship/internship/practicum and (2) to provide additional manpower to the country’s health system.
(Commission on Higher Education updated press release as of March 26, 2021)