The Commission on Higher Education said Friday it has approved the resumption of limited face-to-face classes in 23 colleges and universities for the second semester of academic year 2020-2021.
The approved higher education institutions complied with the guidelines set by regulatory bodies which means their third year and fourth year college students can resume hands-on training and laboratory classes in a limited face-to-face system, the CHED said.
"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 Prospero de Vera.
Here are the universities and colleges approved for 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)
- 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)
Select health-related degree programs such as Medicine, Nursing, Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapy, Midwifery, and Public Health were prioritized to resume limited face-to-face classes, the CHED said.