Nov 26, 2020

PSU internship programs suspended

Dr. Eva Jimenez vice president for academic affairs, said that most of the students under internships are enrolled in programs such as nursing, hospitality management, tourism, and engineering.

The Palawan State University (PSU) has cancelled its internship program alongside mass activities of students due to the threat of COVID-19.

Dr. Eva Jimenez vice president for academic affairs, said that most of the students under internships are enrolled in programs such as nursing, hospitality management, tourism, and engineering.

“They were also advised by the deans, practicum supervisors that they may go home, avail of this 24-hour before mag-lockdown. But you know, some companies also came up with their own preventive measures and they encouraged students to be in their safe house or if there is a house provided for them and they may continue their practicum activities doing their task at that safe house,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez said that these affected students taking their on-the-job training are those who are deployed outside the province to spend the required hours, particularly in Manila.

She said that dean officials will look for other agencies or related establishments that will be able to give students the required training.

“Since the parents are worrying, the majority will be coming home because some of these agencies, organization have already advised the students because they are closing temporarily until the situation will improve. Marami ng umuwing petroleum engineering students,” she said.

She said that dean officials will look for other agencies or related establishments that will be able to give students the required training.

University student government president Elijah Daniel Geanga said that there are also two activities that were canceled in compliance with measures against COVID-19 spread.

“As of now, the university has instructed to suspend all the extra-curricular activities. As for the moment, there are at least two activities that I am aware of the Young Biologists Association team building activity, as well as the Oil and Gas Summit of the Society of Petroleum Engineering,” Geanga said.

“The task force that was created by the university president, the TWG (technical working group) recommended that all extra-curricular activities will be put on hold in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. I think part of the precautionary measures of the university, I guess our students will be able to understand since we have to obey the memorandum issued by the university president but as well as CHED,” he added.

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