/ 15 April 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of San Agustin in Iloilo announced that it will not hold limited face-to-face classes for medical students to ensure their safety.

It said that it understands and respects the need to gradually open for face-to-face classes to ensure that graduating students will finish their studies on time, however, it doesn’t want to put the students at risk especially with the current Covid19 situation in the country.

“The slow roll-out of the vaccination program of the government, the emergence of the new variants that are more infectious and deadly and the presence of so many factors that are beyond our control given the current limitations of the institution and the government only show that opening for face-to-face classes will subject the students and personnel of the University to a very serious and grave danger, a risk that we cannot afford to take at this time,” the university said in a statement.

It noted that it is not a boarding school, therefore, the daily commutes and the necessity of some students who reside outside Iloilo City to look for boarding houses near the campus will increase their risk of contracting the virus.

However, the university gave assurances that it will prepare for the gradual opening of classes.