Immediate Program Learning Outcomes of Information Technology Candidates and their Introspections Towards IT Education Relevance and Global Competence Initiatives y, Philippines

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Kannapat Kankaew, Joel Alanya-Beltran, Zaituna Khamidullina, Gilbert C. Magulod Jr, Leonilo B. Capulso, Glenn S. Cabacang, Vu Tran Anh, Leo Agustin Palapar Vela, Jupeth Toriano Pentang


A nation’s economy runs on the knowledge and skills of its people.Quality assurance mechanisms for higher education institutions must take cognizance of the graduates' acquisition of skills to become productive and contributory for societal development. The study is a quantitative survey assessing the attainment of the immediate program learning outcomes of the graduating Bachelor of Science in Information Technology of one campus of a public higher education institution in the Philippines. It also assessed the introspection and level of satisfaction of the graduates in their studies. Findings disclosed that the graduates have a high level of attainment of the program's learning outcomes and a high level of satisfaction. The high school where the respondents graduated is the single variable that defined the difference in attainment of program intended learning outcomes. As to the graduates' introspections, themost significant percentage of them learned the program from family, relatives, and friends. Reasons for pursuing the degree program are because of parents’ influence, prestige of IT profession.   Meanwhile, the university's reputation, affordable tuition fees, and proximity to home were the factors affecting the enrolment in the BSIT program. The findings will be the basis for strategic program interventions of the program.

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