THE return to face-to-face classes of its member schools holds the key for the NCAA 96th season.
While the league is considering kicking off its new season under a school-based bubble concept in the second quarter this year with only the four mandatory sports of basketball, volleyball, swimming, and track and field, the plan seems unlikely to get the nod from the government.
Unless the schools go back to some normalcy, according to a highly-reliable Malaya-Business Insight source.
“Ang problema kasi kapag school-based ang liga, dadaan ka ng CHED. Ang rason ni CHED, wala pang face-to-face classes kaya wala rin munang laro,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
“Ang tingin ko diyan, ang susi diyan ay kapag pinayagan na ang face-to-face classes.”
The Commission on Higher Education released the safety and health guidelines for the resumption of varsity training last October.
The collegiate leagues are still waiting for the green light from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases nearly four months after.
In December last year, the Philippine Sports Commission also crafted guidelines for the conduct of collegiate tournaments in December last year.