May 22, 1:56 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY posted a lower passing rate in the recent licensure examination for certified public accountants (CPA), results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

UST got a 69.09-percent passing rate, with 76 out of 110 Thomasian examinees making the cut. This was lower than last year’s 71.26 percent, in which 122 passed out of 170 examinees.

Fifty-nine out of 78 first-time takers and 17 out of 32 repeaters from UST passed the test. UST accounting graduates usually take the CPA exam in October.

Thomasian Katherine Rose Catindig placed second overall with a score of 94.43 percent, only a few notches behind San Beda College’s Manuel Buensuceso, Jr., the topnotcher, who scored 94.86 percent.

The national passing rate went down to 38.50 percent, with 1,995 passers out of 5,315 examinees. Last year’s national passing rate stood at 40.50 percent, with 2,130 passers out of 5,259 examinees.

The University of San Carlos was declared the only top performing school in the recent exam. It recorded an 88.33-percent passing rate. Cez Mariela Teresa G. Verzosa


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