CHED allows 50 pct capacity in limited face-to-face classes under Alert Level 2


Posted at Nov 05 2021 01:26 PM

MANILA -- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Against COVID-19 has allowed a 50 percent capacity for limited face to face classes in all degree programs in areas under Alert Level 2, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Friday.

For schools to be allowed to reopen classes in other degree programs, they must write to CHED to express their intent to do so, retrofit their facilities, and fast track vaccination of students and school personnel, CHED chair Prospero de Vera said.

De Vera said guidelines on limited face-to-face classes will be released next week.

He also called on the public to get vaccinated as this gives government more options to open classes and bring students back to schools.

About one million college students have been vaccinated nationwide as of October 25, De Vera said. This is about 30 percent of the 3 million college student population in the country.

De Vera said parents of students may also be vaccinated, along with their children. He also asked universities "to be more active in educating students and parents" on the benefits of getting vaccinated.

--with reports from Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News