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The Safety and Security Measures of the Selected Universities in Nueva Ecija, Philippines: Its Combat to COVID–19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 3 December 2020 / Approved: 4 December 2020 / Online: 4 December 2020 (11:09:02 CET)

How to cite: Mina, J.C.; Aydinan, J.J.B.; Campos, R.B.; Aye-eo, S.P. The Safety and Security Measures of the Selected Universities in Nueva Ecija, Philippines: Its Combat to COVID–19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020120099 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0099.v1). Mina, J.C.; Aydinan, J.J.B.; Campos, R.B.; Aye-eo, S.P. The Safety and Security Measures of the Selected Universities in Nueva Ecija, Philippines: Its Combat to COVID–19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020120099 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0099.v1).

Abstract

To define and evaluate the areas of consideration concerning in identifying the critical factors that top universities in Nueva Ecija, Philippines can be used for triangulating the courses of actions that can be applied to improve the current practices of universities towards its combat to the COVID–19 disease is the primary objective of this study. The researchers used a descriptive design of methodology by using questionnaire–checklist to scientifically describe the situation, problems, phenomenon, or program, or provide information about certain issues related to the virus outbreak. The respondents of the study were faculty and staff of five established universities in Nueva Ecija, Philippines wherein the researchers employed a non–probability sampling technique to be logically assumed as the representative of the entire population. The results of the study shown that the top universities in Nueva Ecija have made efforts to ensure the safety of university workers by complying with the Inter–Agency Task Force (IATF) protocols. It can be inferred, in reality, that there are some areas that must be improved especially when it comes to ensuring the welfare of the personnel who are still reporting to work even in this time of the pandemic. The researchers suggested an enhancement plan that can be adapted by these universities to resolve the concerns of the faculty and staff especially in reducing the spread of the virus without sacrificing the day–to–day transactions of the academic institutions.

Subject Areas

COVID–19; combat; Inter–Agency Task Force (IATF); pandemic; safety and security; university

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