Starting Anew: A return to face-to-face classes

By Diane Therese C. Esmade, USTP System STRATCOMM

Two years after the halt of mass gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak last March 2020, the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) in Cagayan de Oro resumes limited face-to-face classes starting March 28, 2022.

USTP Cagayan de Oro gears up for the limited face-to-face classes

The University is fully prepared and has complied with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Health’s (DOH) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-004 Guidelines on the Implementation of Limited Face-to-Face Classes for All Programs of HEIs in Areas Under Alert Level Systems for COVID-19 Response issued on December 15, 2021.

Before implementing the limited face-to-face classes, USTP conducted a series of orientations for the faculty members, non-teaching personnel, and the students. Attendance to the orientation is required before a student can participate in the limited face-to-face classes. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of USTP Cagayan De Oro, Dr. Amparo V. Dinagsao, headed the orientation in coordination with the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and the College Deans.

USTP also established a Crisis Management Committee required for the conduct of limited F2F classes as specified in the CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-004.

For more details on the requirements to participate in the limited F2F classes, requirements upon entering and while at the campus, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other information, visit our Official Facebook page or the Students Affairs page of the USTP website at

Student on Classroom

Dryrun before implementation of the limited face-to-face classes

With the continued decline in COVID-19 cases and the easing of pandemic-related restrictions nationwide, USTP ensures the safety and welfare of its faculty and students in the conduct of the limited F2F classes in the new normal.