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Silliman University To Switch From Online To Face-to-Face Classes

By: Francis Lianro Bulado

After two years of using the Online Distance Learning (ODL) modality because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Silliman University (SU) will officially hold face-to-face classes in selected courses/subjects at the college level effective May 2, 2022.

Silliman University To Switch From Online To Face-to-Face Classes
Silliman University School Bus | Photo by: Louis Abraham P. Cabral

SU President, Dr. Betty Cernol McCann announced during a university virtual convocation. However, McCann clarified that “there are courses that will continue to be delivered online; some are to be taught in a hybrid learning modality; others are to be primarily done in-person like our laboratory courses, practicum classes, and internship programs.”

During the pandemic, “the university has been closely monitoring shifts in health alert levels- 1, 2, 3 or 4 – as each level of alert means adjustments in the way we carry out our teaching, research, community service, and church activities,” she explained.

Dr. McCann added that the university is currently “retrofitting classrooms and preparing faculty and staff to transition into in-person and hybrid learning effective in May 2022.”

Silliman University, since last school year, had instituted limited face-to-face instruction for the School of Medicine and in allied health programs such as Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Medical Technology.

Students are advised to wait for further announcement by their respective teachers as to which courses/subjects will be held in-person and which ones will continue online.

The university made the move after instituting and observing closely, health safety guidelines mandated by the Department of Health and the Commission on Higher Education.

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