Isko Mayor Isko Moreno congratulates UDM for being allowed to hold face-to-face classes. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

UDM allowed to hold face-to-face classes

November 18, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 168 views

MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno has announced that the city-run Universidad de Manila (formerly City College of Manila), which offers free tertiary education for poor but deserving students, had been granted the permit to conduct face-to-face classes for Nursing and Physical Therapy courses Classes

Moreno congratulated UDM President Felma Carlos-Tria after the university passed the inspection that was conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday, November 17.

The mayor said face-to-face classes resumed November 18, even as he assured that quality education will be provided without sacrificing the health of the students.

“We look forward to welcoming our Nursing and PT students back to a safe campus. Although these are the first two courses that will go on limited face to face, we are already preparing the facilities for our other programs as well. All our efforts are geared towards giving Merlions quality education in a safe and conducive environment,” Tria said.

The mayor, who is currently running as president under Aksyon Demokratiko, said that Tria had also reported that all of the UDM’s full-time employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Close coordination with the Manila Health Department and the Department of Health is being made to ensure that students are protected as well, he added.

“We have gone beyond the minimum requirements to ensure a safe campus for our students,” Tria told the mayor.