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SLU Among the 23 Colleges Approved to Hold Limited Face-to-Face Classes According to CHED

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has released a press release on Friday, March 26, 2021, approving twenty-three (23) higher education institutions (HEIs) to hold limited face-to-face classes effective the 2nd Semester of AY 2020-2021.

According to CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III, the 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.

De Vera added that CHED will continue to monitor these HEIs to make sure that the said institutions will provide safe and healthy spaces for their students in the coming months.

Among the approved universities, Saint Louis University is the only HEI in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that was included in the list.

HEIs approved to conduct limited face-to-face classes

The following HEIs 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):

  1. Mariano Marcos State University – Batac (Region I)
  2. St. Louis University (CAR)
  3. Our Lady of Fatima University – City of San Fernando (Region III)
  4. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (NCR)
  5. University of Santo Tomas (NCR)
  6. University of East Ramon Magsaysay (NCR)
  7. Our Lady of Fatima University – Quezon City (NCR)
  8. Our Lady of Fatima University – Valenzuela City (NCR)
  9. Manila Central University (NCR)
  10. Adventist University of the Philippines (Region IV)
  11. De La Salle Health and Medical Science Institute (Region IV)
  12. University of Perpetual Help – Don Jose (Region IV)

  13. Our Lady of Fatima University – Sta. Rosa (Region IV)
  14. Naga College Foundation (Region V)
  15. West Visayas State University (Region VI)
  16. Central Philippine University (Region VI)
  17. Cebu Institute of Medicine (Region VII)
  18. University of Cebu School of Medicine (Region VII)
  19. Iloilo Doctors’ College of Medicine (Region VI)
  20. University of Iloilo (Region VI)
  21. Blancia Foundation College, Inc. (Region IX)
  22. Xavier University (Region X)
  23. Liceo de Cagayan University (Region X)

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Degree Programs with Limited Face-to-Face Classes

According to the press release, the limited face-to-face classes will be for selected degree programs such as:

  • Medicine,
  • Nursing,
  • Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science,
  • Physical Therapy,
  • Midwifery, and
  • Public Health

CHED has approved these degree programs to conduct a limited face-to-face class system to enable students to achieve key learning outcomes on specialized laboratory courses and hospital-based clinical clerkship/ internship/practicum and to provide additional manpower to the country’s health system.


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