Nov. 18, 10:20 p.m. –  THE UNIVERSITY remains the top-performing school in the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) for the elementary level, but no Thomasian entered the Top 10 list of board passers.

UST recorded a 97.59-percent passing rate in the LET-elementary level with 81 passers out of 83 examinees, which was higher than last year’s 89.23 percent or 58 passers out of 65 examinees.

Placing behind UST were Western Visayas State University-La Paz (89.95 percent), Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (87.27 percent), Philippine Normal University-Manila (84.51 percent), and Saint Louis University (83.33 percent).

This year’s national passing rate for the LET-elementary level slightly went up to 22.68 percent, as 10,243 out of 45,171 passed the exam, compared with last year’s 19.58 percent with only 7,737 passers out of 39,508.

Meanwhile, the University placed fourth in the LET-secondary level with an 88.26-percent passing rate or 218 passers out of 247 examinees. Last year, only 79.57 percent or 148 out of 186 Thomasians made the cut.

Among those who passed is former Varsitarian Literary Editor Marian Leanne dela Cruz.

University of the Philippines (UP)-Los Banos (96.10 percent) was hailed top-performing school, followed by UP-Diliman (91.01 percent) and PNU-Manila (88.80 percent) in second and third place, respectively. Xavier University (85.07 percent) placed fifth, while Philippine Normal University-Agusan (81.58 percent) placed sixth.

This year’s national passing rate for the LET-secondary level also went up to 31.45 percent with 13,125 passers out of 41,729 examinees, from last year’s 25.86 percent or 9,493 out of 36,174 examinees. Reden D. Madrid


  1. Congratulations UST!
    We are happy to inform you also that Thomasians reviewing with the MindGym Philippines through our intensive coaching for LET have always succeeded in the LET. For this batch, ALL UST reviewees passed.


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