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BU to establish BUCET testing center in CamSur
To widen educational opportunities for aspiring college entrants in the region, Bicol University (BU) is set to establish a BU College Entrance Test (BUCET) testing center in the Municipality of Pamplona, Camarines Sur, through a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Local Government Unit of Pamplona, Camarines Sur, and the Department of Education (DepEd) Camarines Sur, signed on July 28, 2023.
This initiative will enable access to BUCET for any interested students residing in Camarines Sur and its neighboring areas. As of writing, BU has 15 testing centers throughout the region, including the provinces of Masbate, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, and recently, Camarines Sur.
Present in the MOA signing ceremony were BU President Dr. Baby Boy Benjamin D. Nebres III; Dr. Ma. Julieta B. Boress, VP for Academic Affairs; Hon. Dennis B. Imperial, Mayor of LGU Pamplona; Hon. Josefa V. Fabi, Vice Mayor of LGU Pamplona; Municipal Councilors: Hon. Nilda A. Donacao, Hon. Lourdes B. Butial, Hon. Marlene L. Raymundo, and Hon. Christopher Alain Angeles, Hon. Agnisia Capucao, Hon. Sheen Bongayan; Prof. Sonne A. Ramos, VP for Planning and Development; Dr. Hennie P. Lomibao, Dean of Admissions; and Dr. Marcia Corazon P. Rico, Director of the BU Extension Management Division.
Due to an equally important commitment, Dr. Norma Samantela, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Camarines Sur, was unable to attend the activity but assured the university and LGU Pamplona of DepEd’s support in this initiative.
In his message of commitment, Dr. Nebres seeks to further expand BU’s availability and opportunity for the future Iskolar ng Bayan.
“We reiterate our commitment to bringing Bicol University as a University for Humanity, beyond the University borders so that we can continue building more bridges, and breaking more barriers for our Bicolano scholars!” he said.
The event was facilitated by Dr. Renelyn E. Bautista, Director of the BU Communication and Public Relations Office.
BUCET 24-25 now open
In an announcement released by the BU Admissions Office, the BUCET online application for the school year 2024-2025 has been officially opened.
“The final schedule for onsite BUCET administration at designated regional test centers in the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate and Catanduanes, BU External Campuses, and at the Bicol University Main Campus shall be announced later, after all arrangements are completed and approvals are granted,” Dr. Lomibao wrote in the advisory.
Interested students may apply through this link:
https://buao.bicol-u.edu.ph/bucet_online/BUCESS-HOME/index.php | by Arnold C. Noda, MPS I – BUCPRO