The Guinobatan Rural High School was established in 1912 and held its first classes on June 3, 1912 . It was renamed as Guinobatan Rural High School in 1927; Roxas Memorial Agricultural School in 1950; Bicol University College of Agriculture (BUCA) in 1969 through RA 5521 and now known as Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF) because of the offering of Bachelor of Science in Forestry which started in 1991.
A world class University producing leaders and change agents for social transformation and development.
To give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of technological researches.
BU Quality Policy
Bicol University commits to continually strive for excellence in instruction, research and extension by meeting the highest level of clientele satisfaction and adhering to quality standards.
Institutional Learning Outcomes:
Every graduate of Bicol University must:
Demonstrate critical thinking and integrative skills to solve problems and to support lifelong learning;
Communicate effectively and appropriately orally and in writing for various purposes with the responsible use of ITC tools;
Collaborate with diverse people ethically and with mastery of knowledge and skills in given discipline; and
Create knowledge and innovation to promote inclusive development as well as globalization.
Goals of BU College of Agriculture and Forestry
Produce employable graduates of relevant and responsive curricular programs in agriculture, forestry, environment and other agriculture-related programs;
Generate and transfer scientific knowledge and technologies that are responsive to poverty alleviation, food security, economic productivity and sustainable development of resource-limited communities;
Generate and expand the productive resource capacity and entrepreneurial capability of the college;
Provide efficient and effective organizational support service delivery system and management;
Provide adequate physical facilities and utilities that are supportive of the mandated institutional functions of instruction, research, extension and production.
BUCAF has a human resource pool totalling to 62 teaching and 35 non-teaching personnel with varying fields of specialization in support to the academic and academic-related functions and programs of the college. The human resource capability is being continuously upgraded through a system of recruitment and staff development in both the degree and short term training programs undertaken here and abroad.
Through the years the college was able to source out and build on its physical resources to ensure the delivery of services to its clientele and the community.
BUCAF’s land area totals to 127.33 hectares: 47.11 ha for the main campus and 80.22 ha for the Mauraro campus. Mt. Masaraga also provides a facility especially for the forestry students and other related activities of the college.Classrooms, offices, laboratories, workshops, instructional, recreational and housing facilities are continuously being built or improved to meet the operational requirements for instruction, research and extension. The production ventures are also being expanded to increase income generation that could reinforce the regular budget of the college.
Basic Statistics of the College