Twenty-five (25) enthusiastic students convened in the Accreditation Room of Juan Angara building today, June 22, 2018, for the SCSC In-House Planning Conference 2018 with the theme “Promoting Student’s Right and Welfare through Student Council Plan and Programs”. This is the first event where heads of different club organizations and leaders representing the 3 campuses of the college come together to plan for their year-long activities.
“Importante unang-una, malaman ng mga officers yung roles nila. Pag-uusapan namin dito at pagpaplanuhan yung activities and budget, lalo na sa leadership training, immediate activity na padating. My plan personally for my term is magkaron lahat ng park per department, Yun yung gusto kong iwan. And paghahandaan namin yung college week since ito ang celebration natin ng silver anniversary. Mamaya pag uusapan na naming students with Maam Alma and Sir Tony.” –Ruel Gonzales (SCSC President)
The 1-day program, commenced 8 am with an opening and welcome remarks from the Student Affair Services Director, Alma S. Bayudan. It was immediately followed by an inspirational message from Dr. Ma Luz Cabatan, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, she went on to disseminate and discuss the college VMGO (Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objective).“Kailangang isapuso natin ang Vision and Mission ng kolehiyo”. the softspoken VPAA emphasized.
Session 1 entitled “Planning, Resolutions, and Budgeting” was discussed in detail by the Budget Officer of the College, Mr. Rafaelito Minoza. Little by little, the young change-makers of the lone state college in Aurora were able to get a good grasp on how to actually plan and execute projects in cooperation with the administration.
Process will be quite challenging this time because this will be the first time that the students fund (SCSC fee) will be coming from the UNIFAST program and will not be paid by the students. ZERO COLLECTION POLICY will be implemented by the college. (ASCOT is now “Free TUITION!”)
Next talk was equally important , the “Process of Procurement” discussed by Miss Anna May Lombres, the head of Procurement Management Office . She was able to elicit questions in the open QNA segment at the end of her presentation.The student leaders got the chance to ask many important questions that come normally, considering most of the them are either first time student leaders of the college or are about to serve only for the second time.
Miss Alma S. Bayudan, on her part, presented the Proposed Return Service System of Free Education (RA 10931) . The body welcomed the proposal that mandates students to render return service in form of mass work and/or tutorials. The proposal seemed to be positive for the student leaders since they can integrate their activity program in the said services.
To further ignite their passion to serve Mr. Antonio D. Bolivar III discussed RA 9418 also known as the Volunteer Act of 2007. In this part. Student leaders didn’t shy away and went on to pass the mic around as their shared their views and perspective relating to leadership and volunteerism.
Mr. Antonio Bolivar will be continuing his service as SCSC adviser after serving the same post in the previous administration.
The activity was summarized with a workshop where students were divided into small groups and applied their learnings.
Maganda kasi makakatulong talaga bilang namumuno dahil malalaman namin yung tamang proseso. Importante kasi ang planning sa bawat activities. Una palang tama na dapat. –Roselyn Oreta (Senator, Casiguran Campus)
As stated in RA 10931 : under Article II, Section 13 of the 1987 Constitution which recognizes the vital role of the youth in nationbuilding, and the express provision in Article II, Section 15(f) of RA 10687 on the rights and obligations of student beneficiaries benefitting from state subsidy, SUCs and LUCs shall formulate and implement a Return Service System for students benefitting from the free higher education provision of this Act, as part of their admission and retention policies. Such guidelines shall be approved by their respective governing boards and the CHED.