/ 12 November 2021

AFTER almost two years of remote learning, fourth year nursing students at the University of Santo Tomas attended limited face-to-face laboratory classes this week.

This was made possible after the National Capital Region was placed under Alert Level 2 status starting November 5.

The university received a Certificate of Authority from the Commission on Higher Education to resume physical classes for its Nursing, Medical Technology and Physical Therapy programs.

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl Peralta said that limited in-person classes will prioritize hands-on practice for skills-based courses through the Enriched Virtual Mode of Instruction.

“The University shall gradually increase the number of students who will return to campus with graduating students to be given the chance to return to campus first, to complete their final preparations for the world of work and the practice of their respective professions,” Peralta said.

In August, classes and office work in UST shifted to remote setup following the implementation of strict community quarantine in NCR.