By Jeffrey John G. Bungcasan
After hearing several complaints from its students, Negros Oriental State University–College of Maritime Education (NORSU–CME) Assistant Dean Edgardo Santillana shed light on the issue regarding the university’s consortium with the Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) in Dapitan City.
The issue brought confusion to CME students after knowing that some of their subjects will beoffered in JRMSU. Santillana said that the issue is not true.
He added that the CME students will not be going to JRMSU to take their subjects. Instead, the instructors from the said university are the ones to come to NORSU.
Since JRMSU is in consortium with NORSU, they will be opening subjects that would compensate the 24-unit deficiency of NORSU–CME as required by the Commission on Higher Education.
The subjects to be offered are Spanish Language, English Proficiency Enhancement, Accelerated English Proficiency, Ship Construction and Stability and Safety II (Safety Procedure).
Junior Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) student Christian Kate C. Mandal said, “It is very okay that they will send professors here but it is still a hassle because instead of only three years, we have to take another semester for the additional 24-unit requirement.”