21 September 2013, 2:03 p.m. – AFTER a dismal performance in 2012, UST improved its passing rate in this year’s Chemistry licensure examinations, with two Thomasians entering the top 10.

The University posted a 63.83-percent passing rate with 30 out of 47 Thomasian examinees passing the test, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was better than last year’s 44.62 percent, in which only 29 passed out of 65 Thomasian examinees.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian chemists is Justine Kalaw, who placed third with a score of 91 percent. Jameson Eusebio shared the eighth spot with Dmitri Leo Cordova and Janrick Nichol Lee of University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila, each recording identical scores of 87.25 percent. Only one Thomasian landed in the top 10 last year.

UP Diliman was again the only top-performing school. It had a 90.57-percent passing rate.

The national passing rate went up to 56.04 percent or 320 passers out of 571 examinees, from last year’s 45.48 percent or 292 passers out of 642 examinees. Gena Myrtle P. Terre


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