/ 5 March 2022

AFTER two years of distance learning, engineering students at the University of the East Caloocan resumed limited face-to-face classes on Friday, March 4.

The Central Student Council said that the school administration strictly imposed health protocols to ensure the safety of the students.

“In accordance with CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 004 series of 2021 and CHED Memorandum Order 19 series of 2021, the UE administration established guidelines and implemented maximum health protocols to prevent the spread of the Covid19 virus and to protect the health and welfare of participants,” it said.

UE President Ester Garcia said that blended learning will still be implemented in the next academic year.

Earlier this week, the government said it is finalizing the additional guidelines on the conduct of in-person classes as several areas were placed under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15.

Acting Palace Spokesman Karlo Nograles noted that officials of the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education and Technical Education Skills Development Authority are discussing the guidelines on the reopening of schools.