UST POSTED another sterling performance in recent licensure exams as Thomasians dominated the top 10 of the Interior Design board exams while landing on the list of top- performing schools in Accountancy and Mechanical Engineering.

Five Thomasians entered the top 10 of the Interior Design exams with Kate Jennifer Lozano placing first (89.75), followed by Charisse Isip, third (86.20); Eduardo Dungca III, seventh (84.70); Rossy Anne Yabut, eighth (84.10); and Maria Isabella Trinidad Robles, tenth (83.65).

Lozano, a magna cum laude and recipient of the Rector’s Award for Academic Excellence, said she did not have enough time to prepare for the exams because of work.

“Compared to other students in the review center, I had less time to study because I was working on a project. Most of us from UST were either working or had sideline (jobs),” Lozano added. “I asked the Lord to give me an open mind, for me to understand and answer all the questions.”

Out of 53 examinees, 60 per cent or 32 passed, with 29 of them first-timers. The national passing rate was 51.40 per cent.

Meanwhile, UST placed first among top-performing schools with 100 or more examinees in the Accountancy board exam, with a passing rate of 86 per cent. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Xavier University landed on second (57 per cent) and third place (54 per cent), respectively. The national passing rate was only 37 per cent.

Genghis Grospe led the 191 new Thomasian certified public accountants. A total of 223 UST examinees took the licensure examination last October.

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The only Thomasian to enter the top 10, Grospe placed sixth with a 92.71 per cent average.

In the Mechanical Engineering board exams, UST was named the third best-performing school in the 25 to 85 examinees category, with a 79 per cent rating ,an improvement from the 63 per cent mark last April.

Batangas State University placed first, followed by the Technological University of the Philippines in Visayas, with 89 per cent and 87 per cent passing rates, respectively.

The national passing rate went up to 52.33 per cent, from April’s 33.19 per cent, as 1,133 passed the October exams out of 2,127 examinees.

Of the 39 Thomasians who took the exam, 31 passed, all of them first-timers. Although UST clinched a spot in list of the top-performing schools, Thomasian engineers failed to enter the top 10. John Constantine G. Cordon and Hershey D. Homol

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