The NSTP Role

The National Service Training Program at Palawan State University plays a vital role in honing incoming freshmen to become service-oriented and civic-conscious. Development of values and ideals are emphasized and intensified in NSTP classes where students, for two semesters, are informed, trained, mobilized and involved in community work. These classes basically deals with training, packaging, and disseminating information so students may develop and acquire the needed knowledge, skills, attitude and values to become responsible citizens in the future while at the same time contributing for the improvement of the people lives in the immediate locality.

The PSU-NSTP Office, therefore, prepares, coordinates, consolidates and operationalizes the NSTP-CWTS-ROTC program of the Main Campus and the other external campuses. The NSTP Office recommends to the University, policies for the attainment of the objectives of the NSTP components.

NSTP Service Components:

The three program components of the Program are:

  1. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) which is designed to provide military training to tertiary level in order to motivate, train and organize and mobilize students for national defense preparedness;
  2. Literacy Training Service (LTS) which is designed to train the students to teach literacy and numeracy skills to children, out of school youth and other segments of society in need of their service; and
  3. Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) which refers to activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life for the members of the community or the enhancement of its facilities especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and moral of the citizenry and other social welfare services.