/ 25 November 2021

THE UNIBERSIDAD de Manila and the Mariano Marcos State University have received a certificate of authority to conduct limited face-to-face classes.

UDM on Wednesday said that physical classes will be conducted for its Nursing and Physical Therapy courses.

“Sa mga magulang, certified safe and compliant ang UdM! Ito ay para makabalik na ang mga anak ninyo sa eskuwelahan,” Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said.

“I’m happy for you, you’re back. This is a new environment. Good luck sa inyo,” he added.

Officials of the Commission on Higher Education led by National Capital Region Director Dr. Virginia Akiate handed the certificate to UdM President Felma Carlos-Tria on Wednesday.

An ocular inspection led by Moreno was also conducted and live-streamed on social media.

On the other hand, MMSU said that in-person classes for its Nursing, Physical Therapy, and doctor of medicine program will be held.

The Ilocos Norte-based school said that the certificate was awarded after complying with the requirements set by CHED and the Department of Health.

CHED Regional Director Rogelio T. Galera, Jr. formally handed the certificate to the university on Wednesday.

The commission said that schools aiming to conduct physical classes must have a high vaccination rate, retrofitted classrooms, and approval from the concerned local government unit.