College of Maritime Education (COME) passed the Det Norskie Veritas (DNV) Periodic I Audit, a yearly management system inspection of maritime colleges and institutions to qualify for standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), last August 8-9.
“The management system was in compliance with the standard,” Mr. Alerxander Jose Javier, lead auditor of DNV, an international classification society that is responsible on inspecting management and quality system, cited on his management summary report
In addition, Mr. Javier emphasized that the college got positive evaluation on most aspects like on the Internal Quality, research services, full mission bridge simulator purchase, consistent MSAP exam passers, passing rate of board exam takers on both deck and engine program, and construction of Maritime library.
According to Ms. Marjorie Nazario, newly assigned Director of the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) Office, the COME workforce complied the corrective actions of the previous audit result and prepared the engines and other facilities that are to be inspected weeks before the audit.
“We are glad that DNV is continuously extending support on auditing the maritime programs to ensure that we are still with the quality standard of the international maritime industry,” Dr. Victor C. Cañezo, Jr., retorted on his welcome remarks during the opening program of the audit.