Nov. 23, 9:41 p.m. – TWO THOMASIANS entered the Top 10 list of passers in the recent civil engineering board exams, but UST failed to maintain its standing as a top-performing school.

The Faculty of Engineering’s 2011 class valedictorian and magna cum laude Rajiv Eldon Abdullah placed sixth in the exam with a score of 96.30 percent, while Loreto Paz placed 10th (94.90 percent).

The University, which was declared the second top-performing school last year, missed this year’s list of top-performing schools by only one percentage point. UST this year recorded a 79.57-percent passing rate, lower than last year’s 83.96 percent.

Under rules set by the Professional Regulation Commission, a school must have at least an 80-percent passing rate and a minimum 50 examinees to make it to the elite list.

Of the 93 Thomasian examinees, 74 passed the exam. Last year, 89 out of 106 Thomasians made the cut.

University of the Philippines-Diliman, which had a passing rate of 96 percent, was again declared the top-performing school. It was the only school on the list.

The national passing rate slid to 34.28 percent with 1,770 passers out of 5,163 examinees, from last year’s 40.57 percent wherein 2,040 passed out of 5,028 examinees. Reden D. Madrid



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