On July 6, 2022, the School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) announced that major examinations will now be held face-to-face (F2F) during the first semester of the academic year 2022-2023, however, all lectures will transpire online.
SBA-CSC Chairman Shejanira Arcilla discloses that no concrete guidelines were communicated to them by the SBA admin.
“We are still trying to reach out to our dean and coordinators regarding the specifics of this matter…,” said Arcilla.
Arcilla added that the department is still busy with the still ongoing enrollment.
As COVID cases continue to fluctuate in numbers with up to 12 new cases a day and a total of 62 active cases in Angeles City, and up to 2,371 cases in the Philippines, face-to-face classes are resuming gradually.
Aside from SBA, other colleges also announced they will be conducting limited face-to-face laboratory courses and major examinations including the College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF), School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA), School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM), and School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences (SNAMS).
Go signal for F2F classes
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson Prospero de Vera III stated on July 13 that universities have the upper hand to decide on resuming face-to-face classes.
“Some degree programs really need a lot of face-to-face, especially skills-based programs, while other programs can be delivered via flexible learning. So we are leaving it to the universities to decide what is the appropriate mix,” says De Vera.
In that regard, Holy Angel University (HAU) is yet to give an update on whether they plan to shift to full blown in-face classes this Academic Year 2022-2023.