CHED: Full on-campus learning in 2023; grad programs may continue

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) directs colleges and universities to implement full on-campus learning in 2023, as stated in the CHED Memorandum Order No. 16, s. 2022 approved by the CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III on Nov. 11, 2022.

CHED ordered HEIs to implement full on-campus learning in 2023

CHED: On-campus learning in 2023; grad programs may continue
A screenshot of the CHED Memorandum Order No. 16, s. 2022, RE: Updates on on-campus learning in 2023 for HEIs

The higher education institutions (HEIs), the CHED Memorandum Order No. 16 said, “are enjoined to adopt the following guidelines in transitioning towards onsite learning within the context of sustaining flexible learning and safe and healthy learning working spaces.”

The Memorandum also said that “upon a comprehensive assessment of institutional capabilities, analysis of learner needs and preferences, and conduct of stakeholder consultations, HEIs may choose to design and deliver their degree programs through onsite learning or hybrid learning modality starting the second semester of school year 2022–2023.”

Meanwhile, CHED allows graduate education programs to continue operating its favorable flexible learning modality. It said that “in support of CMO No. 15, series of 2019 . . . graduate education programs that benefit various types of learners . . . may continue to operate following the preferred flexible learning modality of students.”

CHED also ordered the National Service Training Program (NSTP) to resume its community-based design and implementation. It also reiterated HEIs intending to operate its graduate and undergraduate programs through distance learning to secure prior approval. RQJ

Source: CHED Memorandum Order No. 16, s. 2022

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