ICYMI: Full distance learning modalities will no longer be allowed for all colleges and universities starting next semester, according to the Commission on Higher Education.
Released on November 11, 2022, the CHED Memorandum Order 16 states, "Unless there is an approval from CHED, an HEI cannot offer its recognized degree programs in full distance learning delivery including fully online modality."
With this, tertiary institutions must implement either on-site learning or hybrid learning modality starting the next semester of this school year. More particularly, HEIs that will offer hybrid learning will be required to allot at least 50% of learning hours to on-site activities, while the rest may be offered through flexible learning modalities.
Meanwhile, laboratory classes, on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs, and the National Service Training Program will also be conducted on-site, unless partner host training establishments allow remote work modalities.
If schools plan to offer graduate and undergraduate programs through distance learning only, they must first secure prior approval from CHED in line with the Open Distance Learning Act.
You can read CHED's full memorandum here.