GALVEZ SAYS FACE TO FACE CLASSES WILL BE APPROVED ON A CASE-TO-CASE BASIS
The government may allow face-to-face classes but this will be done on a case-to-case basis, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday.
Galvez gave this statement after he inspected Our Lady of Fatima University in Valenzuela City, which is retrofitting its campus in order to comply with COVID-19 protocols.
Galvez said in the Laging Handa briefing,
“Hindi pupuwede sila po na mag-open hanggang hindi po natin na-inspect.”
He also added, “There is a third party that will really validate if they follow the minimum health standard at saka iyong reengineering at reconfiguration ay nagawa ayon sa sinasaad ng ating DOH [Department of Health] sa minimum health standard protocols.”
Galvez clarified that he favors in-person classes for medical courses, citing the pandemic task force’s recent decision to allow the resumption of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine’s face-to-face clinical internship program.
Galvez said, “Mayroon tayong mga tinatawag na mga courses na dapat talaga mayroon talagang tinatawag na experiential learning or tinatawag nating face-to-face.”