Aklan State University (ASU) will visit the University of Antique (UA) Main Campus on Friday, March 4 to benchmark the successful implementation of limited face-to-face classes in the university.
Taking the lead in the opening of limited face-to-face classes last February 14, UA is eyed as the new benchmark for other higher education institutions (HEIs) that are planning to implement limited face-to-face classes.
“Last Tuesday (February 22), we were validated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) that our preparations are good and that we are prepared already [for synchronous face-to-face classes]. I still believe nga kita ang una nga State University nga ang tanan nga program gin open” Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. said in his announcement during the flag raising ceremony yesterday, February 28.
UA’s regular synchronous limited face-to-face classes kicked off its first week yesterday, February 28 with Batch one composed of College of Business and Accountancy (CBA), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), and College of Maritime Studies (CMS). Batch 2 will commence the following week with College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Technology (COT), College of Teacher Education (CTE), and UA Laboratory High School (LHS).
Furthermore, in adherence to the 50% indoor capacity, each section is divided into Set A and Set B: Set A is scheduled to attend classes on Monday and Tuesday while Set B will have classes on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
Dr. Crespo hopes that when Antique is placed under Alert Level 1, the number of students going back to school will gradually increase. The province is currently under Alert Level 2./ IAP