Signed last 22 February, the partnership signatories were Kishore Roy, British Council’s Regional Exams Director for East Asia and Lourdes Bustamante, Systems Plus College Foundation President.  
Tuesday 30 March 2021


With the British Council and Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF) partnership, test takers from Pampanga and neighbouring provinces such as Tarlac can now take computer-delivered IELTS at a location closer to home. 

‘We are honoured to have been chosen as the test venue for IELTS examination in Pampanga,’ says SPCF President Lourdes Bustamante. ‘We will live up to this trust to keep the relationship.’ 

As SPCF’s commitment to the partnership, they will be dedicating part of its building as a permanent testing centre for both computer-delivered and paper-based tests.  

SPCF’s Center for Professional Development Programme will also soon be offering English language and IELTS review sessions for students and professionals. 

‘This timely partnership will help us cope with the demands for the tests while continuing to work within the current Covid-19 restrictions in the country,’ Kishore Roy, Regional Exams Director for East Asia said. ‘We are continuing to make IELTS more convenient and accessible for our test-takers, so that they can more easily complete the computer-delivered test in a single day in a location closer to them.’

Notes to Editor

About IELTS 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)  is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test. Over 10,000 organisations trust IELTS as a secure and reliable indicator of an individual’s ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. 

British Council is the UK’s international organisation for education and cultural relations. Dedicated to building trust through the exchange of knowledge, British Council is represented in over 100 countries. 

IDP: IELTS Australia is a subsidiary of IDP Education – a world leader in international education offering student placement in Australia, Ireland, United States, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. IDP: IELTS Australia manages a network of IELTS test centres in over 60 countries. 

Cambridge Assessment English is the world's leading provider of exams for English learners. These exams are taken by more than 5 million people in 140 countries annually.  

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, and through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.