14 June 2012, 10:46 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY posted a slightly lower passing rate in the recent licensure examination for architects, but five Thomasians entered the Top 10 list.

UST recorded a 75-percent passing rate this year as 201 out of 268 Thomasians passed the test last June 8 and 10. This was slightly lower than last year’s 78.79 percent, in which 208 out of 264 examinees made the cut.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported that among 201 passers from UST, 175 were first-time examinees.

Leading the batch of new Thomasian architects is Saul Alexander Marcelo, who placed third nationwide with a score of 83.4 percent. 

Other Thomasians in the top 10 were Lance Andrew Olegario (82.6 percent), Terrence Jeffrey Wang (82.3 percent), Maria Adelle Elma (82 percent), and Dio Angelo de la Cruz (81.9 percent), who placed sixth, seventh, ninth, and 10th, respectively. Last year, there were only three topnotchers from UST.

The University of San Carlos, which had an 84-percent passing rate (42 out of 50 examinees) emerged as this year’s only top-performing school. Last year, no school made it to the list of top-performing schools.

The national passing rate also went down to 50.69 percent, with only 987 of 1,947 examinees passing the test. Last year’s passing rate was 52.68 percent, equivalent to 1,082 passers out of 2,054 examinees. Yuji Vincent B. Gonzales


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