A recruitment expert on Sunday expressed concerned at the prospect of no work for some of the 95,000 nursing graduates who may pass the licensure examination currently being administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in selected public and private schools nationwide.
The second phase of the nursing board is set from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30 in 16 regions across the country. The first part was held last June.
“I pity the 95,000 nursing graduates who are poised to take the nursing licensure. Those who pass will join the more than 200,000 unemployed board passers whose experience are volunteer nursing or call center agents or crew in fastfood outlets,’’ said Lito Soriano, executive director of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters and former president of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters Inc. (PASEI).
“Nurses deployed overseas is not more than 10,000 annually for the past five years. This is a massacre of loss opportunities. No one is waking up to reality,’’ he said in his text message to reporters.
Soriano lamented that the majority of board takers who are sons and daughters of toiling Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are “willing victims of unemployable college courses.’’
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