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Assessment of Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) Language Program for Maritime Students

Benjelou A. Tacogdoy1, Henry D. Dagamac1, Juvy H. Vallejo2, Frestel E. Olayer2

Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) is an intensive two-year English language training program of United States Agency for International Development-USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM). This program features learning design specifically for interactive study via computers and is envisioned to improve the English proficiency among students enrolled in selected universities in Mindanao. Through collaboration and shared educational missions, GEM and Misamis University are creating new ways of learning the English language. Maritime students are one of the recipients of the program. Assessment of JEEP is an important component of determining if the program is effectively working for maritime students This study aimed to assess Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) language program for maritime students in Misamis University. Descriptive research design was used in this study. Structured questionnaire was administered to randomly selected 60 third year maritime students. Based on the overall results students’ assessment was excellent for JEEP language program but few items have to be improved. Findings also revealed that JEEP (Start) program was rated excellent by 50% of the maritime students and very satisfactory by 38%, satisfactory by 5%, fair by 5%, and poor by 2% of the respondents. Results of the appraisal are critical in developing strategies to improve the program.

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