Higher education institutions set resumption of classes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:34

A number of private and public institutions of higher education will resume classes on Oct. 7, following clearance from the Crisis Management Committee (CMC) chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco.

Dr. Emmylou Yanga, regional director of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED-9), announced this Tuesday afternoon during a press briefing at City Hall Conference Room.

She said the consensus on the resumption of classes was reached during her meeting Monday with officials from public and private institutions of higher education.

The HEIs that will resume classes on Oct. 7 include the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC), Brent Hospital and Colleges, Pilar College, Southern City Colleges, STI College Zamboanga, Western Mindanao Foundation College, Inc. and HMIJ College International.

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) Tumaga Campus resumed classes last Sep. 30 for its Board Programs with Alternative Learning System.

The Computer Technologies Institute of Zamboanga City (Comtech) together with MEIN College Inc., Universidad de Zamboanga and Pastor Bonus Seminary resumed classes Oct. 1, while AMA Computer College- Zamboanga, Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan School (ICAS) in Tetuan and Nuevo Zamboanga College resumed classes Oct. 2.

Meanwhile, the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, which is located within the conflict area, has no schedule on the resumption of classes as of yet, but Alternative Learning System will be in place.

Dr. Yanga also said that the officials of these institutions has requested the CMC to augment security measures in their premises by deploying additional police or military personnel akin to what was usually done for “Balik Eskwela.” — Vic Larato