CITY OF MATI – Thirty-four (34) Senior High School Students (SHS) and three (3) Teachers from the Lavigan National High School (LNHS), a public school situated in Lavigan, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental visited Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) today, January 25, 2019 for an exposure trip in the College’s library and laboratory facilities.
As the farthest public school in the Schools Division of Mati City, the above mentioned undertaking is the school’s annual tradition to encourage their graduating students to pursue tertiary education in reputable institutions like DOSCST. “We would like our students to be oriented about the different [curricular] programs of DOSCST and be guided on their career choices”, remarked Mr. Angelo Allen D. Rubilla, SHS Focal Person.
Relative hereto, Dr. Roselyn V. Regino, Head of the College Admissions Office introduced the undergraduate and graduate programs of DOSCST under the different institutes, specifically: Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IALS); Institute of Business and Public Affairs (IBPA); Institute of Computing and Engineering (ICE); and Institute of Education and Teacher Training (IETT). Various career options and opportunities per program were also presented so that students can critically decide on what programs to take in College. Meanwhile, Ms. Trisha Amor C. Jacobe, Guidance Counselor I introduced several career tips as a reminder that entering college requires both aptitude and survival strategies. The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), Dr. Joy M. Sorrosa also warmly welcomed and motivated the visitors to perform well in the State College Aptitude and Scholarship Test (SCAST), the College’s admission exam so they would have a better chance for admission considering the on-deck policy reform on “selective admission; full retention.”
The students toured in the College Library and peeked through the various book and reference collections of DOSCST. They also roamed around the Science, Information Technology, Industrial Technology, Home Economics, and Industrial Arts laboratories. With this, they were able to witness how the College academically trains students of various fields of interest.