A THOMASIAN placed third in the November 2017 licensure exams for chemical engineers, in which the University saw a significantly higher passing rate.

John Rave Magalang led the fresh batch of Thomasian chemical engineers with a score of 83.70 percent.

UST’s passing rate jumped to 80.17 percent, or 97 out of 121 examinees, from last year’s 66.14 percent or 84 out of 127 examinees.

The University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman was hailed as this year’s top-performing school with a 98.77-percent passing rate, or 80 out of 81 examinees.

John Cyril Claur of University of Saint La Salle and Jared Philip Condez of UP Visayas in Iloilo City were named topnotchers after obtaining a score of 84.60 percent.

The national passing rate rose to 66.56 percent, or 627 out of 942 examinees, from last year’s 58.17 percent or 534 out of 918 examinees.

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