April 24, 2012, 5:36 p.m.: THE UNIVERSITY posted a lower passing rate in the recent “off-season” licensure examination for chemical engineers, with no Thomasian entering the top 10 list.

Thirteen out of 26 Thomasians passed the test, equivalent to a 50-percent passing rate. This was down from last year’s 55.88-percent passing rate, wherein 19 out of 34 Thomasian examinees made the cut.

All four first-time takers passed the exam, while only nine out of 22 repeaters from UST passed.

No school met the requirement set by the Professional Regulation Commission of having at least an 80-percent passing rate and a minimum 50 examinees to be declared a top-performing school.

The national passing rate, meanwhile, went up to 51.96 percent, with 199 successful examinees out of 383.

Last year’s passing rate was 47.15 percent, with only 157 passers out of 333 examinees. Reden D. Madrid


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