Negros Oriental State University ranks 3rd in criminology national board exam
By Rachelle M. Nessia
Dumaguete City (14 October) -- Negros Oriental State University ranked third place in the Criminology National Board Examination given September 21-23 this year.
Topnotcher #3 is Dan Jerome Saycon Barrera who got score of 90.20%, according to NORSU Information Officer Joy Perez.
Perez, in a statement, said Barrera's score was close to the two other topnotchers from Jose Rizal Memorial College in Dipolog who got 91.15% and Naga College Foundation, 90.35%.
Barrera graduated cum laude in B.S. Criminology in March 2009 from the NORSU System's satellite campus in Bais City.
Barrera, 20, is a native of Tanjay City. He is the eldest among three children of Carmencita Saycon and Jimmy Barrera who are small-scale rice farmers.
NORSU President Dr. Henry A. Sojor said the recent criminology board exam has produced 71 new licensed criminologists for the State University.
Those who took the exam in September were from the NORSU satellite campuses of Guihulngan, Bais City, Siaton, and Bayawan-Sta Catalina.
Criminology graduates from the Main Campus in Dumaguete City took the board exam in April this year.
Of the 10 topnotchers nationwide, two are from Central Visayas, three from Mindanao and five from Luzon. (PIA/rmn) [top]