The Palawan State University (PSU) on Monday said students could expect its online enrolment to be operational on the second semester of this school year.
Newly-elected PSU President Dr. Ramon M. Docto told Palawan News on Monday they are stepping up the installation and implementation of the new registration procedure.
“This is the priority of our plans. Nagkakaroon lang minsan ng problema doon sa process ng pagbili ng mga materials, pero asahan ninyo this is our priority,” said Docto.
PSU chief administration officer Marilyn G. Pablico said they have allotted P10 million from their general appropriations fund from the Commision on Higher Education (CHED) for the online server, a major equipment for the project.
“P10 million ang pondo natin dito galing sa general appropriation ng CHED. Ang online registration na ‘yan ng [mga] estudyante, that has been in our plans for some time. This year, undergoing ang infrastructure ng fiber optics, then after that ay installation ng database, bago ma-introduce ‘yong aming system then finally subukan na natin ang online,” Pablico explained.
Pablico added the project was planned years ago, but the implementation has been postponed due to problems encountered with the suppliers in the delivery of the equipment.
“We were planning to do it nitong summer, but unfortunately due to some problems, the delivery of the equipment from the suppliers, nag-request sila ng extension because of the state of the product delivered to them by the foreign supplier. Actually kung nagawa ito earlier this year, we should have tested it. Pero we expect that we should be able to run the program if not second semester, sana pagdating ng October workable na lahat para ma-avoid natin ‘yong mga tinutukoy niyong long lines,” Pablico added.
She added the long lines of the students will soon be eliminated during enrolment periods, as soon as the project becomes operational in the second semester of this school year.
“Kaya ultimately, ‘pag nag-online enrolment, sana maski saang lupalop o sulok ng mundo, puwedeng mag-enrol ‘yong estudyante sa Palawan State University,” she said.
Docto said that once completed, the project will first be utilized in the main campus before becoming available other campuses.
He added the other campuses like Narra, Brooke’s Point and Roxas already have strong internet connections, which could cater to the new online enrolment procedure.
“Siyempre kung walang internet ay manu-mano pa rin. Actually some of these campuses like Roxas and Brooke’s Point and Narra, actually ngayon ang pag-submit nila ng mga grades ay naka-online na rin. ‘Yong mga malalaking campuses na malakas naman ‘yong internet ay naka-online na rin,” Docto expressed.