The employability of BS Mathematics graduates in Iloilo

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Author: Muyco, Saul M.

Accession Number: 1505D

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Copyright Year: 2013

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The study was conducted to bring light to several questions about the employability of BS Mathematics graduates. The study sought to compare the skills requirement of industry against the skills sets of graduates and graduating students of BS Mathematics and determine if they match. It also sought to determine if the jobs of the BS Mathematics graduates are congruent to their education. The study sought to determine the strong skills of the graduate and graduating students of BS Mathematics and compare these with it to the required skills of industry. Likewise, the weak skills of the graduate and graduating BS Mathematics are identified to determine areas of improvement to the BS Mathematics curriculum. To recognize the support that the schools offer for the graduate and graduating BS Mathematics, the study also identified the existence of offices that give the students support, and determine what their functions are. The data were gathered by the snowball sampling method and by selecting the industry that has jobs related to the education of the graduate and graduating students of BS Mathematics. The study used the descriptive method in processing the data for the study. It used mean to represent and compare groups, mode to determine the prevailing skills required by industry and of the graduates and graduating students of BS Mathematics. The ration was used to compare the skills acquired by the graduates and graduating students of BS Mathematics. and the required skills of industry. Results show that there is a match between the acquired skills of BS Mathematics graduate and industry. Two of the strong skills of the graduate and graduating students of BS Mathematics meet wo9th the required skills of industry. These are Numeric, and Planning and Organizing for BS Mathematics graduates and Numeric and Analyses for graduating BS Mathematics students. The three highest skills required by industry are Numeric, Planning and Organizing and Analyses. There are supports for the employment of graduates of BS Mathematics program. Two out of the three schools have Placement offices. The BS Mathematics graduates agree that the placement office has helped them in their employment. Based on the result of the study, it is recommended that the subjects offered in BS Mathematics be taught through the problem-solving approach. This will enhance the ability and employability skills of the BS Mathematics. To make the curriculum more effective, changes may be made to support the actual skills relevant to industry and jobs of the BS Mathematics. It is recommended that the government specify jobs for which BS Mathematics is the minimum requirement. Likewise, teaching strategies of teacher of BS Mathematics be closely monitored to increase the effectiveness of the students' learning. To address the relevance of BS Mathematics subjects to available jobs in Iloilo, it is recommended that changes be made through the curriculum, their On-the -job training,and seminars. It is recommended that teaching units be added to the curriculum to increase the possibility of graduates to land a teaching job.Furthermore, accounting and management subjects need to be added to the curriculum of BS Mathematics for the possibility of more jobs for the graduates.Change in the curriculum will also address the weak skills of the BS Mathematics.To address the mismatch in the skill of the acquired skills of BS Mathematics and the skills required by industry, it is recommended that employees from industry be invited to teach subjects in BS Mathematics or be involved in the designing process of the BS Mathematics curriculum. Finally it is recommended that job coaching and job finding be channeled through research office and placement office to increase the involvement of the institutions in the employment of BS Mathematics graduates.


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