OET, the world’s only international English language test specifically for healthcare professionals, has been recognised by the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) – Laguna, through the LPU St Cabrini School of Health Sciences. The test is now an official admission requirement for overseas students at the colleges of Medicine, Allied Medicine and Optometry, for both undergraduate and post-graduate studies.
In the Statement of Recognition, Dr Peter P. Laurel, LPU-Laguna President, wrote:
“The LPU Laguna, in its thrust for the internationalization of education, joins the ranks of institutions all over the world that recognize OET as a reliable assessment of language competency.
“This partnership is strongly aligned towards the Mission/Vision of the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna, and reinforces many of the institutions ongoing thrusts, namely, commitment to Quality, English Proficiency, Global Experience, Industry Linkage and the College of Medicine.”
LPU’s commitment to English proficiency is backed by the Just English Please (JEP) policy, which requires that all learning and conversation on campus are conducted in English.
OET CEO Sujata Stead said she was very pleased with the new recognition in the Philippines, which brings the number of educational institutions that recognise OET world-wide to close to 80.
“OET plays a key role in ensuring healthcare students have the English language skills to succeed at their studies and gives them a head-start when they undertake clinical placement and enter the workforce,” she added.
OET is also recognised in the Philippines by ATS Learning Center and Ateneo De Devao University’s School of Nursing.