ORDERLY. Students at the cash division situated at the stage of the VSU gymnatorium during the enrollment of S.Y. 2017 - 2018 second semester. Photo by Bryan Delos Reyes

Baybay City, Leyte — Students were nothing but praises for the enrollment process of the S.Y. 2017 - 2018 second semester, held at the VSU gymnatorium on January 3 to 9, 2017.

Ivy Grace Lasquite, a second year Agribuisness student said that the idea to use the gym was great especially because they discarded the use of priority numbers that normally lengthened the process.

“Nindot kaayo ang paagi nila karon kay wa na ang priority numbers—magpadugay raman gud to sya, nya naa pa ug kasilunganan kung mu-ulan ug para pud sa init.”

[The enrollment this semester is better because they dropped the priority numbers that just lengthened the process, and we didn’t have to problematize the heat and rain.]

Second year Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management student, Aubrey De Asus also expressed that this semester’s enrollment experience was smooth as compared to the previous enrollments.

“Compared last time mas limpyo siya and dili siya kaayo crowded. Smooth ang transition kay one place ra man dili na magtabok-tabok. Di pareho kadtong last time” Asis said.

[The enrollment this semester is smoother because it’s not as crowded. The transition is clean because you only have to stay in one place unlike before where we had to cross to other buildings.]

Caryl Magallanes, third year Development Communication student, hailed the new registration system but said that it would’ve been better had the staff follow the no noon break policy.

"It was a lot better than previous enrollments. But it would have been so much better if they followed the no noon break rule," Caryl said. In spite of this however, she explained that this was a great improvement prior to her nrollment experiences.

This is a first in recent years that the enrollment process was held at the VSU gym. It normally took place at the Department of Computer Science and Technology (DCST).

According to the Dean of Students, Prof. Manolo B. Loreto, the decision to hold the enrollment in a different venue was anchored on the idea that “they had to put students into a comfortable place.”

“So our registrar decided that we should hold it in the gym because it was the only comfortable place,” Loreto said.

Prof. Loreto admitted that although there had been problems like electricity shortage, they were still able to make the system work and continue with the enrollment to its last day. 

The Dean of Students also promised that they will be working to improve the enrollment further to better serve the students.

Bryan delos Reyes contibuted to this story.

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