By Valerie Taguba
BONTOC, Mountain Province – (July 31, 2021)-(PIA)– The Mountain Province State Polytechnic College(MPSPC) may now hold a limited face-to-face class for its Bachelor of Science Nursing program following the granting of a certificate of authority by the Commission on Higher Education in the Cordillera Region(CHED-CAR).
The conduct of limited face-to-face classes for nursing students will take effect this first semester of Academic Year 2021-2022 at the MPSPC Main Campus in the capital town of Bontoc.
The certificate was granted to the school after CHED-CAR Regional Director Dr. Demetrio P. Anduyan and his team visited the MPSPC to validate its capability of handling face-to-face class in accordance with the CHED and Department of Health Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-001 on the “Guideline on the Gradual Reopening of Campuses of Higher Education Institutions for Limited Face-to-face Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
With Dr. Anduyan in the composite team for the evaluation and monitoring of MPSPC were CHED-CAR officers Dr. Jimmy G. Catanes, Ms. Fely Ann P. Balusdan, Dr. Bernadette C. Pal-ec and Jerico Acierto, Jennifer Ruiz of DOH-CAR and Jessica Lyn A. Patingan of Bontoc Municipal Health Office.
MPSPC College President, Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, and Mt. Province Congressman Maximo Y. Dalog Jr. thanked the CHED for granting the school the certificate of authority to hold physical classes for nursing students in order for them to gain practical clinical experience which is important in their profession as health care workers, especially with this COVID-19 pandemic. They also took the opportunity to discuss with the CHED officials the conversion of MPSPC into a full-fledged state university. Dalog reiterated that his office has been pushing for this university hood for a very long time and hopes that it will come to fruition very soon. (JDP/VJLT-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)