Leyte Samar Daily Express
They were 14 First Graduates for the Nursing profession who earned the degree at the Naval State University in 2010. Four of them passed the licensure examinations released recently. They are Lily Ann Calomadre Real; Jetter Jake Surdano, Theresa Santos and Joyce Casas Falguera. The NSU teaching and administrative staffs are and have understandably raised their chins with pride, since the percentage of passing is within the territory of 30%, the national average being 35.25%. And these are the first graduates since the opening of nursing department some four years ago.
Dr. Edita Sabonsolin Genson, Naval State University President was all smiles radiating satisfaction and noticeably upbeat about the performance of the nursing department in that examination, even saying that an old and famous state university had a zero passer.
I purposely will not identify the school till after it is confirmed.
To her dismay bordering on a highly emotional plane she contemplated of seeking, redress in a competent court to file a case against the writer of the news item that got printed in this paper by including NSU as one of the three colleges identified for closure “due to their poor performances in the licensure examination for nurses.” (LSDE, March 2, 2011 issue)
We sought interaction with the lady president about this issue last Friday. Incidentally in her office there was an LSDE copy for that day’s issue and we were pleased to read the letter of Regional Director German Palabyab expressing his views denying the veracity of the news item (LSDE 4, March 2011). Meaning the news item was not true on the closure of the three institutions mentioned.
Lessons learned for young writers. But this should not discourage Alvin Cardines. He is a talented guy and has a good future in media. So, he should simply take this as one of the risks of the trade and make one resolve not to commit the same error next time especially news articles that will damage reputations of either institutions or persons.
Naval State University has stock of records on exemplary performance, says Dr. Genson. The school is the top 5 in the 2005 Electrical Engineering.
Bryan Rivera was the 2nd placer in the Master Plumber examinations, nationwide.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) opened for hiring recently qualified applicants to occupy 10 vacant positions in the pension agency nationwide. Of the 200 applicants GSIS selected the first Top 10 passers. The top passer is a Naval State University Business Administration graduate of 2010, Effie Moncada. While she was undergoing the on the job training in Cebu for one of the ten positions, she was taken by the GSIS Vice President, as her staff in the GSIS Central Office.
NSU President Edita Sabonsolin Genson rattled off other outstanding achievements under her tutelage but they should be better seen than read by interested observers, I would suggest. Having been a head of the defunct Ministry of Public Information in Biliran for over a year, in the early 80’s I can say that so much water has flown under the bridge of erstwhile Naval Institute of Technology, especially now as elevated as its newest university in the region.
The nursing department at NSU is new. They just had their first nursing graduates of 14.
By: Alvin Gz. Arpon