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BU expands instruction, research, extension to CamNorte; establishes BUCET testing center

April 12, 2024

To strengthen the educational horizon and advance research extension activities, Bicol University (BU) have solidified a commitment to expansion with the Local Government Unit of Vinzons, Camarines Norte (LGU Vinzons) through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at Vinzons Municipal Hall on March 27, 2024.

The partnership will anchor on the BU RDE Research Agenda 2024-2028 which will focus on agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR); industry, energy, and emerging technology; health and health systems management; climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management; and inclusive education and lifelong learning. 

As a part of the partnership agreement, both BU and the LGU Vinzons will embark on a University Extension Program that is inclined towards Bicol University Extension, Community Engagement, and Learning Services or BU EXCELS.


BUCET in CamNorte 2024

Included in this collaboration is the establishment of a BUCET testing center in Camarines Norte. 

For the first time, a BUCET testing center will be established in Camarines Norte, LGU Vinzons this year onwards. This has opened opportunities for interested students in the province and nearby communities to take BUCET without traveling far from their residences. 

Present at the MOA signing were BU President Dr. Baby Boy Benjamin D. Nebres III together with Hon. Eleanor F. Segundo, Municipal Mayor of Camarines Norte.The collaborative efforts between the institution and local government signal a significant step towards promoting higher education and community development. | by Jamaica B. Divina, BUCPRO Intern & Arnold C. Noda, IO III-BUCPRO

📷 Cherry Grace H. Calisin, IO II-CPRO