The Problem and its Background
The Philippine State College of Aeronautics or PhilSCA is the aviation state college of the Republic of the Philippines with its main campus located at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila. Aside from its undergraduate courses, it is the only institution in the Philippines that offers masters and doctoral programs in aeronautical education and management. It was initially established in 1967 as Basa Air Base Community College by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to address the problem plaguing the 5th Fighter Wing of the Philippine Air Force stationed at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga. Most of its graduates are employed in the AFP, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Aerospace and Development Corporation, Air Transportation Office, as well as by local and international airline companies, aeronautical colleges and flight school and aircraft repair stations. There are five campuses of Philippine State College of Aeronautics existing in our country, they are located at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga; Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga; Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas; Mactan Air Base, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu; and the center of our research the main campus at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Metro Manila.
We like to think of Philippines State College of Aeronautics as a developing school. As such, it is in need of support and guidance from the government, and if possible private companies of the aviation industry. We know for a fact that Philippine State College of Aeronautics is dubbed as “One of the best performing Aeronautical School” by the Professional Regulation Commission. If Quality of Education we are talking about is the kind that International Standards Sponsors. Philippine State College of Aeronautics is not only going to need sufficient financial and because that alone is not going to cut it. It also needs all support it can get-technical, personnel, legal etc.
Moreover, experts should think over the creation of a law that will pare the way for a better and stronger state Aeronautical Institution we envision Philippine State College of Aeronautics be the center of excellence for Aeronautics in the country. Philippine State College of Aeronautics would be known and respected for its reputation in the country and also even in Asia.
It is also tuition fee where benefit of being in state-funded college is most obvious Philippine State College of Aeronautics students are scholars of the state and pay only a small portion of what they should really pay for. We expect to have more students enroll in Philippine State College of Aeronautics when the Enrollment system is automated.
This is how the current enrollment works. First, the students must submit over and over their files to the office of the student affairs, fill up a form and give attach a picture before going to the medical station and will be given a stab in order for them to pass through the registrar and submit their grades and the final permit to get their chosen schedule. After they get their schedule they will pass through a lot of stations to its corresponding department to pay for their membership fees. The Supreme Student Council and in the Librarians as well as to the Physical Education Department.
After all the payments they will go back to the registrar for the verification. They will come to the accounting and collecting office for the payment of tuition. That’s the difficulty and the sacrifices of the students during the enrollment week. These processes also disturbed the faculty members, for they will go back from time to time to assist their students while on the process of enrolling. Everyone is not in convenient and comfortable with this method. With our research we would like to seek more information with data processing to analyze each input and output that could come up to a study of preparedness...
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