CHED approves UDM’s F2F nursing and physical therapy classes.
After receiving a certificate of authority on Wednesday, the Universidad de Manila (UDM) began face-to-face classes for its Nursing and Physical Therapy students.
At a laboratory classroom on campus, UDM president Felma Carlos-Tria and Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso accepted the certificate from representatives from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Domagoso conducted an ocular inspection of the university, classrooms, and ongoing classes prior to the actual awarding of the certificate.
He also reminded students in face-to-face classes to always follow the minimum public health and safety standards, even when they are inside their classrooms.
Reminders about safety protocols are also visible in hallways and other areas of the university.
CHED National Capital Region Director Dr. Virginia Akiate, Supervisor Dr. Rene Villegas, Dr. Roland Villegas, and Dr. John Medina were all present when the certificate was presented.
On November 17, UDM passed the CHED inspection, and the next day, the university began its pilot face-to-face classes with only a few selected students.
According to Tria, they are also preparing the classrooms and school facilities for other courses.
Meanwhile, Domagoso reassured parents that the safety of their students and faculty is always a top priority for the city government and the university administration.
“Ang UDM ay certified safe and compliant sa mga magulang para makabalik na ang mga anak niyo sa eskwelahan para makabalik na ang mga anak niyo sa eskwelahan (To parents, UDM is certified safe and compliant so that your children can now go back to school). This is the start of a new era, “Domagoso explained.