Zamboanga City LGU backs limited in-person classes for college courses


The Zamboanga City government has expressed its support for the limited face-to-face classes in the college level provided that all students and teachers who will participate are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

City Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Atty. Kenneth Beldua, speaking for and on behalf of Mayor Beng Climaco, said the local government is leaving the matter up to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which supervises all public and private institutions of higher education.

“As of the moment, we are aware that CHED has adopted certain policies for limited face-to-face classes, and we are waiting for the guidelines from CHED,” he said.

“We hope there will be coordination between CHED and the city government so that we can streamline whatever policies the agency will come up and to ensure the safety of our students,” he added.

Beldua said that the mayor stands firm that students and teachers attending the limited in-person classes must be fully inoculated. #