HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Responsiveness of Sorsogon State College School of Graduate Studies and its Graduates to Community Needs

Tarcela F. Detera | Magdalena M. Ocbian | Esperanza F. Carranza

Discipline: Education, Community Development



The study primarily aims to determine the responsiveness of the Sorsogon State College School of Graduate Studies and its graduates to community needs. The respondents are 59 graduates for SY 2002 to 2007 and 29 employers. Data was taken using documentary analysis, survey questionnaire and unstructured interview. Statistical tools were frequency counts, percentage and mean. Results revealed that 44% of the respondents are employed at DepEd, 36% are with SUCs, 15% are with the LGUs while 5% are employed at private HEIs. Most have been promoted after earning a master’s degree. Findings also showed that the SGS are responsive to the various stakeholders in the community along the VMGO and curricular offerings. Along research, the graduates have limited researches, but these are very much congruent to the needs of the clients. Along professional development, the graduates performed their functions very satisfactorily. Moreover, they also respond to the community as speakers and members of various organizations and participate actively in various projects and activities.

Tabuk City during the period 2011-2012. Descriptive Statistics were used to analyze the research data. Interviews were also conducted to validate the data collected. The study revealed that the PNP Personnel strongly agreed on the integration of Kalinga indigenous law in the implementation of modern criminal law in Tabuk City but there are still problems that must be resolved in order to attain full integration. Based on the results of the study, it is recommended that some provisions should be amended to become relevant and complementary with the provisions of the laws of the land.