Wednesday, 20 June 2012

7 BS Accy grads pass CPALE 2012

By Myrna B. Alarcio

After posing no passers from last year’s examination, Negros Oriental State University–College of Business and Accountancy (NORSU–CBA) have finally produced seven Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) during the May 2012 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination (CPALE).

The new CPAs were Charlotte Alinsunurin, Jonald Bendaño, Ranelo dela Cruz, Shelah Dorio, Christine Chelo Laurante, Meriane Salik, and James Earl Villacorte.

NORSU-CBA mustered a 53.85 percent passing rate after seven out of 13 takers passed the CPALE, higher than the 37.85 percent national passing mark set by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The passers consist of three from the six Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BS Accy) fresh graduates and four from the seven repeaters.
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CBA Dean Silveria Ochotorena said that she is pleased with the performance of the examinees. “I am happy that they have reached the passing mark, thus the performance of NORSU is quite improving,” she said.

The dean shared that dedication and religious studying, together with the right preparations, helped the CPALE takers pass. Meanwhile, Ochotorena disclosed that the CBA gave monetary assistance worth P20, 000 to the takers for the review materials.

However, Accountancy Department Chair Brigido Enquilino said he was a bit dissatisfied with the result. “The performance was not that good that’s why we are aiming to get a 100 percent rate or maybe at least 80 percent this October,” he said.

Moreover, the department chair advised future takers to have proper study habits. “They [BS Accy students] need to study with a minimum of 5 hours daily.”

He furthered that the department is employing the zero-based grading system effective this year where students must maintain a grade of 75 percent or higher in all major subjects. “Once they failed in a major subject, we advise them to shift,” Enquilino disclosed.

Stephanie Bilocura, a senior BS Accy student, opined that she was glad with the result. “I am happy because it is already an achievement of the department from 0 to 50 percent,” she said.

Jennilou Sienes, another freshman BS Accy student, shared that she was inspired to finish her course. “If nakaya nila, makaya pud namo,” she said.

Meanwhile, the PRC announced that 1, 995 out of 5, 315 examinees passed the CPALE conducted in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Legazpi.

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