UNP Prexy Bags Asian Award

By Wilberto P. Tabutol

Dr. Gilbert R. Arce, President of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) received this year’s Education Leadership Award given by the 4th Asia’s Best B-School Awards, an awarding body that is run and managed by professionals who have a full time job and passion to make a difference to the community.

The awards ceremonies which was held at Pan Pacific, Singapore on July 31, 2013 was attended by senior leaders, top educational institutes from Asia and HR heads of various organizations.

It was explained that the task of choosing the award winner is assigned to a global cell composed of professionals from different parts of the world. The global cell considers primary data, student perception and perception of graduates who are holding positions in various organizations. The award body used the social media in gathering information about the winners.

To recall, Dr. Arce received a Global Diamond Award for Best University Research and Development Program in recognition of the substantial transformation of the University of Northern Philippines and Dr. Arce’s effective leadership that inspired 67 completed researches, 105 national presentations and 45 peer reviewed publications of the faculty during the two years of his incumbency as UNP president.

In addition, the BS Accountancy Program of UNP has consistently shown a perfect passing rate in the CPA Board Examination in the past five years.  The latest Nursing Board Examinations results also showed that UNP garnered a 100% passing rate.