The Bicol University Gubat Campus started as a collegiate instructional extension program of the Bicol University in the province of Sorsogon, in the municipality of Gubat in particular. The program arose out of the place officials and residents initiative to logistics in the operation of the program, and the mandate and curricular capability of the university to offer tertiary education.
Having seen the merits of the graduate extension program earlier implemented and observing the necessity for an undergraduate program that will serve the yearly turnout of high school graduates from the secondary schools at least four (4) contiguous towns in the area and more than fifty (50) percent of whom fair to reach college because of financial inadequacy and confident of instructional facilities that can be provided by the local government officials and residents of the municipality of Gubat, Sorsogon petitioned the Board of Regents of the Bicol University to open a university campus in said municipality.
The Bicol University Board of Regents then, through the resolution no. 29 series of 1996 approved the establishment of the Bicol University Gubat Extension Program where the local government during the effectivity of the contract bears responsibility for providing budgetary requirements of the program and the university takes care of all responsibility of all the academic necessities.
As early as May 1997, preparation for the enrolment for those who qualified in the admission examinations and the class assignments were being arranged. June 13, 1997, coinciding with the fiesta celebration of the town and in the time for the presence of education minded successful citizen of the municipality through simple ceremonies, the campus was formally opened to the public, and in June 23, 1997, the first day of classes commended. Now by the virtue of RA 9860, signed December 2010 BUGEP is now Bicol University Gubat Campus.
- To provide higher quality of education in the field of education, agriculture, computer science, entrepreneurship, business, economics and management that is responsive to regional and national development.
- To pursue relevant research and extension activities through linkages with different organizations and government and non-government agencies.
- To initiate vigorously income generating activities for improving the financial capability of the college.
- To establish the higher degree of efficiency, effectiveness, collegiality in making decisions and transparency in the administrative system.
BUGC Objectives RA 9860
The Bicol University Gubat Campus shall provide quality and affordable higher education to the people. It shall develop and provide relevant technology and academic programs that will hasten the socioeconomic development of the Province of Sorsogon.
BASIC STATISTICS OF THE COLLEGE
Fig.1: Enrolment by course and gender for Degree Program
Fig. 2: Enrolment in the ladderized program by course and gender
Fig. 3: Percentage of total population by gender