CHED: Pagbabalik ng in-person classes depende sa kailangang physical training, curriculum flexibility

CHED: Pagbabalik ng in-person classes depende sa kailangang physical training, curriculum flexibility

October 13, 2021 @ 6:53 PM 4 days ago

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Manila, Philippines – Nakadepende ang pagbabalik ng face-to-face classes sa kolehiyo sa pangangailangan ng physical classes upang makamit ang skill at curriculum flexibility, ayon kay Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Prospero De Vera III.

“We will go by degree programs, not geographically or level of quarantine classifications so there will be a uniformity in implementing the resumption of in-person classes. The priority will be those students who need hands-on experience [to acquire skills]. That is non-negotiable,” punto ni De Vera.

“These are the students who will not be able to graduate, take licensure exams, won’t be able to have the skills to become good professionals without physical classes. That is why medicine and allied health and sciences courses will be the first.”

“You cannot imagine a medical degree holder without clinical internship experience because even if that person passes the medical board exam, baka makapatay (he or she could kill someone) given that medical professionals deal with human lives,” dagdag pa nito.

“If you have a flexible program in place, then students of these programs will be vaccinated earlier because it means that they are ready once the government decides to gradually resume face-to-face classes,” paliwanag ni De Vera.

Maaalalang noong nakaraang buwan, inaprubahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang pagpapalawig ng limitadong face-to-face classes sa ilang degree programs na nangangailangan ng hands-on experience sa higher education institutions (HEIs) sa ilalim ng modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Partikular na rito ang engineering at technology programs na hospitality/ hotel and restaurant management; tourism/travel management; marine engineering; at marine transportation.

“You cannot deliver a baby online, and you cannot navigate a ship without physical training. As for those taking engineering… in-person training is a must to ensure that a building that will be built in the future won’t collapse,” punto pa ni De Vera.

“The COVID-19 vaccination of faculty members and other employees is not a problem since they are already part of the A4 or essential workers category and thus, are likely already vaccinated. Our goal really is to vaccinate everyone from the students’ ranks because we do not want limited face-to-face classes.”

“We want wide vaccination coverage so we can open our schools for good,” dagdag nito. RNT/FGDC


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