THE UNIVERSITY redeemed itself in the recent licensure exams for librarians, posting its highest passing rate in five years.

UST scored an impressive 81.58 percent as 31 out of 38 Thomasians made the cut, data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

Last year, UST posted its lowest passing rate since 2008—a dismal 38.78-percent—equivalent to only 19 successful examinees out of 49.

UST ranked third in the roster of top-performing schools this year, trailing behind University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman which recorded a 100-percent passing rate and Mindanao State University-Marawi City which got 85.71 percent.

PRC requires schools to have a passing rate of at least 80 percent and a minimum of 30 examinees to be declared a top-performing school.

However, no Thomasian managed to land on the top 10 list, as the case has been for five consecutive years.

The national passing rate rose to 46.67 percent, equivalent to 379 successful examinees out of 812, from last year’s 27.62 percent, wherein only 211 passed out of 764 examinees.

Pri-Ann Tinipunan, Library and Information Sciences coordinator, attributed this year’s passing rate to enrichment classes and comprehensive examinations for Thomasian examinees.

The college also tapped librarians and practitioners from different universities to teach in UST. Examinees were allowed to take review classes from UP and Philippine Normal University, Tinipunan added.

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