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National Service Training Program 2.

Literacy Training Service (LTS) – is a program


designed to train students to become teachers of
Introduction literacy and numeric skills to school children, out-of
school youth and other segments of society in need of
their services.
 Republic Act (R.A.) 9163 – also known as National
Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001 3. Civic Welfare Training Services (CWTS) – refer
 An act establishing the National Service Training to the programs or activities contributory to the
Program (NSTP) for tertiary level students, amending general and betterment of life for the members of the
for the purpose Republic Act 7077 and Presidential community or the enhancement of its facilities,
Decree 1708 and for other purposes. especially those devoted to improving health,
 R.A. 9163 – enacted on January 23, 2002- date of education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety,
approval and signature of President Gloria Macapagal- recreation and morals of the citizenry.
Arroyo.
 What is the guiding principle in establishing the
NSTP?  Are there any institutions not covered by the NSTP?

Section 2 of R.A. 9163 affirmed that it is the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), Philippine
prime duty of the government to serve and protect its Merchant Marine Academy ( PMMA), National
citizens. In turn, it shall be the responsibility of the Defense College of the Philippines ( NDCP),
citizens to defend the security of the state and in Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and other
fulfillment thereof, the government may require each schools similar stature, in view of the character of their
citizen to render personal, military or civil service. institutions, shall not be covered by the NSTP.

 What are the goals of the State from among the youth Vision
in nation building?

In recognizing the vital role of the youth in Clearing the paths while laying new foundations to
nation building, the state shall promote their civic- transform the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
consciousness and develop their physical, moral, into an epistemic community.
spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall
inculcate in the youth patriotism and advance their
involvement in public and civic affairs.
Mission
 What should the state do to pursue the afore cited
goals? Reflective of the great emphasis being given by the
country's leadership aimed at providing appropriate
The youth shall be motivated, trained, attention to the alleviation of the plight of the poor, the
organized and mobilized in military training, literacy, development of the citizens, and of the national
civic welfare and other similar endeavors in the economy to become globally competitive, the University
service of the nation. shall commit its academic resources and manpower to
achieve its goals through:
 What is the National Service Training Program
(NSTP) all about?

It is a program aimed at enhancing civic 1. Provision of undergraduate and graduate education


consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth which meet international standards of quality and
by developing the ethic of service and patriotism while excellence;
undergoing training in any of its three (3) program 2. Generation and transmission of knowledge in the
components. broad range of disciplines relevant and responsive
to the dynamically changing domestic and
 What are the three (3) program components of NSTP? international environment;
3. Provision of more equitable access to higher
1. Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) – is a education opportunities to deserving and qualified
program institutionalized under section 38 and 39 of Filipinos; and
RA 7077 designed to provide military training to
4. Optimization, through efficiency and
tertiary-level students in order to motivate, train,
organize and mobilize them for defense preparedness. effectiveness, of social, institutional, and
individual returns and benefits derived from the
utilization of higher education resources.

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Philosophy
As a state university, the Polytechnic University of the
Philippines believes that:

 Education is an instrument for the development of


the citizenry and for the enhancement of nation
building;
 Meaningful growth and transformation of the
country are best achieved in an atmosphere of
brotherhood, peace, freedom, justice and a
nationalist-oriented education imbued with the spirit
of humanist internationalism.
Strategic Objective: 8-Point
Agenda
1. Pursuing Academic Excellence through Disciplinal
Integrity
2. Embedding a Culture of Research in PUP
3. Assuring Transparency and Participatoriness in
Giving Rewards and Sanctions
4. Modernization and Upgrading of Physical Facilities,
Equipment, Library and Campus Development
5. Reconceptualization of Academic Freedom
6. Institutionalizing Civil Society Engagement and
Involved Extension Service Program
7. Fiscal Responsibility
8. Assessment of the Institutional Processes and
Critical-Rational Review of the Entire Organization

Shared Values
 God-Fearing
 Love for Humanity and Democracy
 Collegiality
 Integrity and Credibility
 Transparency and Accountability
 Passion for Learning
 Humanist Internationalism

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