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Digong expands scope of limited college face-to-face classes

Sep 29, 2021, 5:39 AM
Opinyon News Team

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The urgent need for hands-on experience and the safety of students taking up medicine and allied health courses, who were permitted by the national government to conduct limited face-to-face classes since January 2021, is the key for CHED to recommend on the expansion proposal.

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the resumption of limited face-to-face classes for five more degree programs that require hands-on experience, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

In a statement, CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera said the President approved to allow in-person classes — while under modified general community quarantine — in the following areas of study:

- Engineering and Technology

- Hospitality/Hotel and Restaurant Management

- Tourism/Travel Management

- Marine Engineering

- Marine Transportation

“The urgent need for hands-on experience and the safety of students taking up medicine and allied health courses, who were permitted by the national government to conduct limited face-to-face classes since January 2021, is the key for CHED to recommend on the expansion proposal,” De Vera said.

Based on its data, CHED said only a "small percentage" of students and educators in the aforementioned courses were affected by Covid-19.

“I’m convinced that it is safe to hold face-to-face classes and it can be expanded to cover other degree programs,” De Vera said.

Since this January, only schools that offer medical and allied health sciences have been allowed to hold limited face-to-face classes.

The approval of additional programs, De Vera stressed, would “contribute to the efforts to boost the economic recovery of the country, as this will directly affect human resource development.”

Tags: #Covid19, #facetofaceclasses, #collegeprograms, #CommissionOnHigherEducation


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