The National Service Training Program of State Colleges and Universities: An Assessment


This research focused on the extent of implementation of the features of National Service Training Program in terms of program vision and mission, services and activities offered, budget allocation, supplies and materials used, personnel and faculty involved, and seminars and training conducted for facilitators and implementers. Likewise, it looked on the extent of attainment of the objectives of the program as perceived by the administrators and facilitators of the program and finally the level of competencies of students enrolled in (Reserve Officers Training Corps) ROTC, (Civic Welfare and Training Service) CWTS and (Literacy Training Service) LTS. This study evaluated the existing national service training program of selected state universities in Region III, in which the findings could be used as the basis for the program enhancement of the aforementioned state universities. In addition, the study sought answers on questions of the implementers profile, the extent of implementation of NSTP in terms of programs’ mission, goals and objectives, services and activity conducted, adequacy of funds and resources, facilitation and equipment and the personnel and faculty involved. Likewise, the level of competencies of the students had been evaluated under the component of ROTC, CWTS and LTS and their awareness on values, concept of community, dimensions of development and contemporary issues in nation building. The program has been evaluated based on the criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, adequacy, equity and appropriateness. The program has demonstrated its capability of filling in the economic, socio-cultural, political, and information components of national security and development, enhancing welfare of communities in contributing to the overall peace, development and national security. The implementer respondents evaluated NSTP program as effective, efficient, responsive, adequate, with equity, and appropriate to its intended purpose.

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Zapata, A. (2015) The National Service Training Program of State Colleges and Universities: An Assessment. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101845.

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