National Service Training Program
NSTP Program Components
- Rerserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) - designed to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train, organize and mobilize them for national defense preparedness.
- Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) - 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 adevoted to improving health, education, environmental, enterpreneurship, safety, recreation and moral of the citizenry and other social welfare services.
- Literacy Training Service (LTS) - is designed to train the students to teach literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out-of-school youth and other segments of society in need of their services.
Coverage and Duration of NSTP
All incoming freshmen students, both male and female, starting School Year (SY) 2002-2003, enrolled in any baccalaureate and in at least two (2) year technical -vocational or associate courses, are required to complete one (1) NSTP component of their choice, as a graduation requirement. The NSTP shall be undertaken for an academic period of two (2) semesters, credited for three (3) units per semester and with contact period from 54 to 90 hours per semester.
Male college students currently enrolled, who have not taken any program component of the previous Expanded ROTC are covered by the NSTP law
Male college students who have taken only one (1) semester of the Basic ROTC or EROTC/NSP shall take one more semester of any of the NSTP components to qualify for graduation.
Male students who have completed two semesters of the Expanded ROTC (E-ROTC) or National Service Program (NSP) are deemed to have complied with the NSTP requirement.