December 9, 2022

Twelve universities and colleges in the Cordillera were allowed to conduct limited face-to-face classes of their priority health programs for academic year 2021-2022.
The Commission on Higher Education-Cordillera has granted authority to Benguet State University, Baguio Central University, Cordillera Career Development College, Easter College, Ifugao State University, Kalinga State University, Pines City Colleges, Saint Louis University, Benguet Vocational School, University of Baguio, University of the Cordilleras, and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College.
All these learning institutions, if offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing and programs in midwifery, will be allowed to hold limited face-to-face classes.
CHED also allowed limited face-to-face classes in other programs such as the BS in Physical Therapy, BS in Medical Laboratory Science, and Doctor of Dental Medicine for PCC and Doctor of Medicine and BS in Medical Laboratory Science for SLU.
UB was also authorized for its BS in Physical Therapy, BS in Medical Laboratory Science, and Doctor of Mental Medicine.
“The gradual reopening of the campuses of HEIs for limited face-to-face classes selected health-related degree programs for they are regarded vital in providing additional manpower support in the health system during the pandemic,” CHED-CAR said in a statement.
These higher learning institutions, CHED said, are expected to perform continuous strict compliance with the guidelines as indicated on the CHED-Department of Health Joint Memorandum Circular 1-2021 to ensure the safety of students in this pandemic. – Ofelia C. Empian