THE UNIVERSITY improved its showing in the November licensure examination for chemical engineers, with two Thomasians entering the Top 10.

Daryl Carillo led the new batch of Thomasian chemical engineers at seventh place with an 80.80-percent mark, followed by Jerome Magpayo who ranked eighth with a score of 80.70 percent.

The last time a Thomasian joined the roster of top examinees was in 2006 when Jerico Maliwanag snatched the fourth spot after garnering a score of 84.50 percent.

UST recorded a better overall passing rate of 60.50 percent (72 out of 119 examinees), from last year’s 59.74 percent (46 out of 77 examinees), data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

University of the Philippines-Diliman was this year’s top-performing school, after posting a 91.75-percent passing rate wherein 89 out of their 97 examinees made the cut.

The national passing rate rose to 54.83 percent, with 426 out of 777 examinees passing the test, from last year’s 47.17 percent or 301 passers out of 638 examinees.

Meanwhile, UST recovered its second place in the civil engineering roster of top-performing schools this year, after obtaining an 87.74-percent passing score, data from PRC showed.

The University yielded the largest number of new civil engineers as 136 successful Thomasians out of 155 passed the test. A total of 132 from UST were first-time takers.

Last year, UST dropped out of the list of top-performing schools when its passing rate slid to 79.57 percent.

No Thomasian entered the Top 10 list this year, unlike last year when two Thomasians grabbed the sixth and 10th places.

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This year’s national passing rate went up to 41.41 percent as 2,380 out of 5,747 examinees passed. Last year, 1,770 out of the 5,163 made the cut, equivalent to a 34.28-percent passing rate.

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