WMSU To Admit Over 4,000 College Freshmen Next SY; Chong Hua Student Tops Entrance Tests
May 6, 2006

A STUDENT of the Zamboanga Chong Hua High School has topped the series of college entrance tests (CET) that was given by the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) from November, 2005 to January, this year.

WMSU Testing and Evaluation Center Director Ofelia Mae Brioso named the topnotcher a Abegail Chan Ceralde. Ceralde obtained an Over-All Percentile Rank (OAPR) of 99.99% among the 8,424 students who took the CET, which was given throughout the Zamboanga peninsula region including Basilan province . Brioso said that of the total who took the examination, some 4,100 college freshmen are eligible for admission in the university and its 15 external studies units (ESUs) in the next school year. The eligible students obtained a rating of at least 50% OAPR. Students who garnered an OAPR of at least 40% may also be enrolled in the College of Agriculture or the Institute of Islamic and Asian Studies for a two-year program, or in a four-year program in the ESUs, Director Brioso said.

The other nine topnotchers of the CET are, in descending order, Charles Tristan Dale Certeza (Claret High School); Ershad Ibba (WMSU); Francis Patrick Realiza (Ateneo de Zamboanga University); Ashraf Tawasil (St. Joseph School); Angelique Margret Natividad (Zamboanga Chong Hua HS); Paul Nathan Beira (WMSU); Claudine Kay Fernandez (Pilar College); Ershad Shadee Halud (Filipino-Turkish Tolerance HS); Imee Gay Molve (Claret College of Isabela); Daniel Ernest Florendo (Regional Science HS); Julius Jay Torralba (Claret HS); Jon Colita (Zamboanga del Sur National HS); Armee Jay Cresmundo (Regional Science HS); Mark Angelo Militante (Zamboanga City HS); Benjamin Chiong (Zamboanga Chong Hua HS); Pauline Marie Gairanod (Pilar College); and Richard Vincent Raposas (Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS).

Brioso also disclosed that all test sheets are checked by computers, which completely eliminate any possible human error. The computers also grade, record and rank the result of each text paper during the checking procedure.

Meantime, Brioso also released the schedule of the remaining entrance and aptitude test to be given for admission in the various colleges. They are: Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT) for Special Nuring Program – Professionals (May 7) with application deadline of May 5; Nursing Aptitude Test for Basilan State College (May 7) with application deadline of May 12; Law School Admission Test (May 14) with application deadline of May 12; and, Englih Proficiency Exam for Masters in Engineering (May 14) with application deadline of May 12. (Rey-Luis Banagudos, PAO-WMSU)