Just so you know, around 30 made it to graduation this year. But starting next year, I am pretty sure the number of graduates would skyrocket. In our batch, around 80 are currently doing On-the-Job Training and should most of us make it, this year's number of graduates will double by next year, 2013.
The following batches are quite over populated as well, so if they really want to strengthen the program, it should start with the tighter screening of prospective students. What happens here, in my observation, is they give priority to students coming from different places. They give consideration, especially to those who are from other countries, and those Pinoy students who finished their high school outside the Philippines. Some of these students are from Middle East who were somehow asked by their parents to enroll Petroleum Engineering since this will give them better chances of landing a lucrative job.
They have been telling us that they were going to implement a strict 2-failures-you're-out policy but until now, many students keep on failing more than what is allowed but are still able to enroll for the following semester.
If this continues, then your vision for Palawan State University Petroleum Engineering will take quite some time to materialize. But we're all hoping for the best.