by Sachi Nudas and Samantha Inoc
A key component of harmonious management and unified organization within an institution is to involve the stakeholders. For academic establishments, students are the major recipient of a life-long investment; thus, they comprise the body that needs to be involved in a system that aims to achieve a sustainable, effective, and nourishing progression.
To instigate such participation, the Supreme Student Council (SSC) of Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (AISAT) commenced its involvement as a response to the need of student representation within the school system. Student leaders are brought together to be the voice of the student body. The very idea of being in the position requires these leaders to be independent and to stand for all AISAT Aviators. They are responsible for the contribution of the school’s improvement in all aspects that involve students’ welfare as well as to impart extension services for the community’s benefit. In addition to planning events and contributing platforms, the function of the Supreme Student Council is to give students the opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school-based activities. Thus, leaders who are part of the council have been executing activities since its creation on the first semester of academic year 2017-2018.
“The Supreme Student Council has been contributing an impact to the growth of AISAT,” stated Diamonessa Panong, the official treasurer of the SSC. “We all know that students could not always speak up and raise their concerns to the school personnel, and administrative and academic affairs; thus, these issues lead them to us,” she added.
The collaboration between the school and its students is a significant way to improve the communication between the two parties. Furthermore, the organization is also responsible for school-related events and acts as the channel of all AISAT Aviators in varied concerns such as the student screening violations headed by Sir Matty Joey Torres, Coordinator of Student Affairs Office. This way, SCC officers become representatives that partake in solving issues and problems within the campus.
The initial endorsement given to SSC in AISAT this year and the inclusion of the student body in different school issues are the college’s initiative to practice liberalism, social responsibility, and independence among students. May this support continually foster a positive outcome in the entire educational and organizational system of the college.
Ultimately, great leaders always make a difference and through acts that they do now, they inspire greatness in others too.