Coping with the Obstructions and Other Factors Affecting the Study Habits of Maritime Students

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Introduction
Today the Philippines is said to be the major provider of the world’s professional seafarers. There are around 280,000 students who graduate from maritime schools every year. There are around more than 200,000 to 250,000 Filipinos employed as seamen worldwide, more than any other nationality. According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Philippines is the world’s main supplier of seamen since 1987, making the Philippines the manning capital of the world. According to the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines, around 229,000 Filipino seamen were on board merchant shipping vessels around the world at any given time. The figure showed that Filipino seamen comprised more than 25 percent of 1.5 million mariners worldwide, the "single biggest nationality bloc" in the shipping industry. In 2007, according to the POEA, there were 1,157 seamen (in 2006) from the Philippines who had been employed by registered or accredited manning agencies. Based on the facts that are given above, the Philippines is said to be the main supplier of well trained seafarers across the world but there are some that are saying that not all Filipino seafarers are that reliable, and because of that some agencies are limiting the Filipino seafarers to be hired in their company. One of the main reasons of this problem is because some of the Filipino seafarers are graduating but they lack knowledge about shipping. The students are neglecting to study their lessons which cause them to fail their exams and this later ends to poor knowledge about their profession. There are a lot of things that seem to stop the students to have more sort of learning which includes their study habits. These obstructions can be identified through separate specific study. But this paper aims to provide solution on how the students overcome these said obstructions. As time goes by, the world’s technology becomes very advance that’s why students are exposed to...
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