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year,           technicalvocational or associate course and pursuing or enrolled                                                                                in another or additional baccalaureate degree or two- year technical                                                                   vocational or associate course in SY 2003- 2004, and: a.2.        Students who completed any of the three NSTP components but                                                                                              considered freshmen to the course where they transferred or shifted. a.3.        Foreign students or aliens. b.            All higher educational institutions including State Universities and College                                                            (SUCs) and technical- vocational education institutions must offer upon                                                                                enrollment, all the three (3) 4 / 15 NSTP Law NSTP components. However, State Universities and                                                              Colleges (SUCs) are required to maintain and provide the ROTC component. In                                                  cases that the enrollment of ROTC Cadets is less than 350 then, the provisions of                                   clustering in Section 7 of NSTP IRR (RA 9163) should be followed. c.             Program of study (syllabus) and enrolment forms shall bear the “NSTP” without                                                               stating therein the three components. There shall be an orientation for all NSTP                                                               enrolled to be jointly conducted by the ROTC, CWTS, and LTS coordinators/                                                         implementers. Students enrolled in the first semester of the freshmen year shall                                            be made to undergo a common module phase for 25 hours training period.                                                                 Subjects covered are: citizenship training, drug education, disaster awareness,                                                               and preparedness and management; environmental protection; and other                                                        national security concerns. Upon completion of the common module phase, the                                                                 student must select the specific NSTP Program components the he/ she will                                                    pursue. d.            The Philippine Military Academy (PMA), Philippine Merchant Marine Academy                                                  (PMMA), Philipppine National Police Academy (PNPA) is exempted from the                                                     NSTP in view of the special character of these institutions. Other State                                                                   Universities and Colleges of similar nature will be exempted subject to approval                                                        of the Department of National Defense. e.            Private Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) and technical vocational education institutions with at least 350 student cadets, must establish/ maintain a Departments of Military Science and Tactics (DMST), subject to existing rules and regulation. For DMST previously approved and activated shall retain the status regardless of the number of cadets. However, for DMST has been created after approval of this IRR, there must be a minimum of 350 cadets. In cases where the number of cadets will be lesser thank 350 clustering of ROTCU will be undertaken with the ROTCU of the State University and Colleges within the nearest environ with the lead role.   5 / 15 NSTP Law   Section 5.            Program Components 1. a. The NSTP shall have the following components which the students can choose from as defined in Rule II, Section 3 hereof: The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Literacy Training Service (LTS), and Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS). 1. b. All program components; the ROTC in particular, shall give emphasis on citizenship training and shall instill patriotism, moral virtues, respect for the rights of civilians and adherence to the Constitution. 1. c. The CHED and TESDA, in consultation with the DND, and PASUC, COCOPEA and other concerned government agencies, may design and implement such other non-military training as components may be necessary in consonance with the provision of R.A. 9163 1. d. Within thirty (30) days from the approval of this IRR, the CHED, TESDA, and the DND shall jointly issue the minimum standards for the three (3) NSTP components, which shall form part of these guidelines. Section 6.            Duration and Equivalent Course Unit 1. a. Each of the aforementioned NSTP components shall be undertaken for an academic period of two (2) semesters. It shall be credited for three (3) units per semester for fifty- four (54) to ninety (90) training hours per semester. 1. b. A One (1) Summer Program (OSP) in lieu of the two (2) semester program may be designed, formulated and adopted by the DND, CHED and TESDA, subject to the capability of the school and the AFP to handle the same. 1. c. Earned NSTP units shall not be included in the computation of Grade Point Average (GPA) grades of college graduating students. 6 / 15 NSTP Law Section 7.            Clustering and Cross- Enrolment 1. a. Clustering of students from different education institutions during semestral or summer periods may be done for any of the NSTP component, taking into account logistics, branch of service and geographical locations. The host school shall be responsible in managing the Program. 1. b. The school must allow any NSTP student to cross- enroll in any CHED/ TESDA recognized institution. In cases that the enrolment of ROTC Cadets is less than 350 then, the previous provisions of clustering in Section 7 of NSTP IRR (RA 9163) should be followed. 1. c. Students intending to cross- enroll shall be subject to the existing rules and regulations of the school of origin and the accepting school. Section 8.            Monitoring and Evaluation 1. a. Management 1. a. 1.    The school authorities shall exercise academic and administrative supervision over the design, formulation, adoption and implementation of the different NSTP components in their respective schools. Subject to the provision of this IRR. 1. a. 2.    There should be an NSTP Office in each school or college/ university headed by an NSTP Director or its equivalent position responsible for the implementation of the Program. Each of the NSTP components Is considered a distinct and/ or separate unit unions. b.            The CHED, TESDA and DND, in consultation with other concerned government                                                   and non-government agencies, shall issue the necessary guidelines for the                                                         establishment, organization, maintenance and utilization of the National Service                                              Reserve Corps. c.             Graduates of the ROTC program shall form part of the Citizen Armed Force                                                         pursuant to RA 7077, subject to the requirements of DND. Rule VI MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Section 12.          Certificate of Completion. Certificate of Completion with corresponding serial number issued by CHED, TESDA or                                   DND, shall be awarded to students who have successfully complies with the program                                    requirements. Section 13.          Information Dissemenation. The CHED, TESDA and DND shall provide information on these Act and IRR to all                                                                 concerned publics through different modes of disseminating information. 13 / 15 NSTP Law Section 14.          Amendatory Clause. a.            Section 35 of Commonwealth Act No. 1, Executive Order No. 207 of 1939,                                                            Sections 2 and 3 of Presidential decree No. 1706, and Sections 38 and 39 of                                                          Republic Act No. 7077, as well as all laws, decrees, orders, rules and regulations                                                           and other issuances inconsistent with the provisions of the Act are hereby                                                   deemed amended and modified accordingly. b.            These Rules may be amended, modifies, or replaced jointly by CHED, TESDA and                                                              DND, in consultation with PASUC, COCOPEA, NGOs and recognized student                                                        organizations. Section 15.          Separability Clause. If any provisions of the IRR shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other                                            sections or provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect. Section 16.          Effectivity. These rules shall take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper of general                                                               circulation and shall remain in force and effect until revokes or amended.     14 / 15 NSTP Law   15 / 15 ... View Full Document

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