Abstract—This paper aimed to determine the status of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program among State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MIMAROPA) Region 4B, Philippines in terms of administration qualification, teacher competency, infrastructure, and student competency basis for regional qualification framework towards ASEAN connectivity. Thirty-seven (37) BSIT program heads/directors and teachers and 244 4th year BSIT students were participants of the study. Findings revealed that administration qualification among teachers was low which indicates that the teacher qualifications needs to be improved and strengthened. Findings also revealed that teacher competency is on the high extent which shows that teachers are competent to teach the assigned subjects. The infrastructures were proved as on the high extent which indicates that SUCs in MIMAROPA provides good services to the needs of the BSIT students. Lastly, the student competency revealed as high which shows that student acquire the basic knowledge and skills. However, there are some areas or skills that need to be enhanced to be eligible to ASEAN member countries. But as for local and national level, the BSIT program among SUCs in MIMAROPA are complaint with the basic standards. Based on the result, the proposed regional qualification framework to improve the teachers and students competencies is recommended to be eligible and skilled in the ASEAN Economic Community.
Index Terms—BSIT program, competency-based, ASEAN connectivity, regional qualification framework.
The authors are with the Occidental Mindoro State College, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:A. Garcia and M. Marigmen, "Status of BSIT Program in Region 4B SUCs: Basis for Regional Qualification Framework towards ASEAN Connectivity," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 843-847, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).