UE TO HOLD F2F CLASSES IN ENGINEERING, TOURISM COURSES AT START OF 2022
THE UNIVERSITY of the East is set to conduct limited face-to-face classes for Engineering and Hospitality/Tourism Management students in both Manila and Caloocan campuses by January 2022.
A report by the school’s publication RedWire said UE President Ester Garcia confirmed the two programs will resume physical classes in the 2nd semester of Academic Year 2021-2022.
But Garcia reiterated students and faculty members should get vaccinated against Covid19.
The Commission on Higher Education on Friday announced the Inter-Agency Task Force Against Covid19 has allowed a 50 percent capacity for limited face-to-face classes in all degree programs in areas under Alert Level 2.
Before allowing in-person classes, CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera III noted at least three conditions should be met — high vaccination rate among students and faculty, approval of the local government units, and retrofitting of school facilities.
The CHED chief added the clear guidelines on limited in-person classes will be released next week.
Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque affirmed De Vera’s statements.
“Puwede pong magkaroon na ng limited face-to-face pero hindi po ‘yan instant,” Roque said in a news briefing.