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Are graduates getting employed? PSU conducts study to get answers

PSU is tracking the employment status of graduates as part of their performance indicator.


The Palawan State University has begun a 1-year survey to track the employment status of their college graduates.

The study, called Employability and Tracer Studies (ETS), will determine if graduates are being properly employed, if at all, and inform improvements in the curriculum.

PSU vice president for academic affairs Eva Jimenez told Palawan News the study will also be presented to students to help them decide their course preferences.

She added that the Department of Budget (DBM) will grant the Palawan State University (PSU) a performance bonus in the form of a grant if the study will show that at least 25 percent of the state university’s graduates have been gainfully employed.

“We started this April and May. Kaya lang it is a big university, including the external campuses, so it is really a big job,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez said they are working with the alumni to gather the information about the employment status of their graduates.

“The alumni are helping that to work on that through the colleges. There is a form, a sample survey form in which all the graduates need to fill-up,” she said.

Jimenez said the study is also part of the Performance Expenditures Program to comply with the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Commission on Audit (COA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

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