/ 29 July 2021

THE COMMISSION on Higher Education  has allowed the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas to hold face-to-face classes for selected students in the first semester of Academic Year 2021-2022.

The university will hold in-person classes for its Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, and Physical Therapy programs.

LPU-Batangas said it received a Certification of Authority from CHED for complying with the guidelines and health protocols to resume physical classes.

“LPU is the first university in Batangas province that was given the nod by CHED to the conduct limited face-to-face classes for its upperclassmen of the said programs,” the university said.

“Dr. Cecille Pring and Dr. Conrado Dotong received the certificate of authority just this morning (July 27) at the CHED Office in Quezon City,” it added.

At least 93 higher education institutions were allowed to conduct limited in-person classes for their health-related degree programs.

CHED said this move will enable students to achieve key learning outcomes on specialized laboratory courses and hospital-based clinical clerkship, and provide additional manpower to the country’s health system as the country continues to fight the pandemic.