After the two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Northern Philippines is preparing to open its doors once again to students.

LGU-Vigan City has given the go signal to the university to conduct limited face-to-face classes through Resolution No. 07, Series of 2022.

The resolution grants the request of several educational institutions to conduct limited face-to-face classes. 

The awarding of IATF resolutions was held on 25 April 2022 at the University Flag Pole area.

The awarding was attended by university officials, faculty, and staff headed by Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna, UNP President; Milagros C. Alquiza, City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer; Dr. Loida Adelaida A. Ranchez, City Health Officer; PLTCOL. Dominic Guerrero, Chief of Police; Engr. Andres Vendiola Jr., City Local Government Operations Officer; Ma. Celerina Agcamaran, City Social Welfare and Development Officer; and other LGU-Vigan City’s representatives.

The resolution was approved on 20 April 2022 by the Vigan City Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force led by City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina.

Prior to the awarding, the university has been visited by the City Health Office and City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office for inspection to see if the facilities and physical environment of the school is appropriate and adequate for face-to-face classes.

Last March, DILG- Vigan City has also awarded six (6) safety seals to the College of Nursing.

The Safety Seal certification is granted to institutions who have complied with the minimum public health standards against COVID-19 set by the government.

UNP is set to start its face-to-face classes this May.

Article by Jennielou Pigao – UNP- Public Information Office