The University posted a higher passing rate in the August 2017 licensure examinations for medical technologists, with four Thomasians making it to the top 10 list.

UST’s passing rate rose to 95.34 percent, or 225 out of 236 examinees, from last year’s 93.77 percent or 286 out of 306 examinees.

Shaira Rae Billena led the new batch of Thomasian medical technologists, placing fourth with a score of 90.60 percent.

Thomasians Neill Steven Cachuela and Joed Ivan Mata shared the eighth spot with 90.20 percent, while Carissa June Ferreras landed on 10th place with a score of 90 percent.

The University of San Agustin, Cebu Doctors University, Holy Name University-Tagbilaran and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod were named top-performing schools after registering 100-percent passing rates.

Marianne Ross Soldevilla of Notre Dame of Marbel University in Cotabato City topped this year’s licensure examinations, with a score of 90.90 percent.

Former Varsitarian literary writer Josef Brian Ramil was among those who passed the board exams.

The national passing rate for medical technologists improved to 85.16 percent, or 4,821 out of 5,661 examinees, from last year’s 80.84 percent, or 4,144 out of 5,126 examinees

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