By Jessie P. Dolia
To maintain the cleanliness and orderliness on campus, some 26 newly-hired janitors helped make it through.
The janitors were distributed throughout the university system, and are working eight hours a day from Monday to Saturday.
According to University President Henry A. Sojor, the project was realized through the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of 2011, which gives access to state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines to have budgetary allocations for its institutional development.
Moreover, he said that SUCs all over the Philippines were given budgets from the congress and the Department of Budget and Management as mandated in the GAA of 2011 to man the safety, cleanliness and orderliness of the schools’ environment. Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), being one of the recipients, did enjoy the said privilege.
The establishment of the janitorial forces was made possible through the contract of agreement between the NORSU System and the Super Master General Service Company.
A total of P2.9 million, otherwise known as the contract amount, is said to last for a year and is subject to renewal, if desired.
Meanwhile, Sojor appealed to the NORSU community to act responsibly by simply throwing trashes into the right bin receptacles, by not littering around and by taking good care of the school’s facilities.
NORSU Main Campuses I and II have a total of 16 janitorial forces assigned in the different departments and colleges while NORSU-Siaton Campus has one. NORSU-Bais City Campuses I and II, and NORSU-Guihulngan City Campus have three janitors each. NORSU-Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus has also three janitors.