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  1. QUANTITY AND QUALITY

    Despite the number of registered CPA takers, UST maintains its status as a top performing school, sending 333 new CPAs out of 362.

    What is more interesting, UST is the second school with largest number of takers, next from PUP-Sta. Mesa with 907, and followed by SLU at third with 255. There are 2 other schools with more than 200 examinees, PSBA-QC and St. Paul School of Professional Studies, respectively at 245 and 212. None of these other schools made more than 50% passing rate.

    There are 20 schools with 100-199 examinees. Only DLSU, at 92.66% made it to the top with 101 from 109. Following La Salle in this category are Holy Angel University at 73.79% and FEU-Manila at 73.33% passing rates.

    According to PRC, CPA licensure examinations is one of the most number of examinees being administered by them, scheduling twice in a year, May and October. This October alone, only 4,511 out of 14,816 made it to the profession. 7.4% new CPAs here out of 495 schools nationwide are Thomasians. This is an indication that Accountancy remains one of the in-demand professions, attracting more college students.

    The bulk of students wanting to become a CPA should then be a consideration by the government agencies, especially CHEd, to focus on developing further programs and most especially assistance to families whose members hope to become future accountants. Recognizing an institution should include a particular category on which of them produce more CPAs from its multitude of graduates. The necessary state fundings should subsidize these highly performing institutions with large graduates to accommodate more students with the necessary education and skills for the profession. This is where taxes should be allotted with an amount of certainty. The government should give assistance to institutions who produce both quantity and quality in a particular field and profession. UST, producing more CPAs than the other top schools combined deserves this recognition!

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