September 18, 2015, 11:47p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY’s passing rate
declined in the recent licensure exams for chemists, although one Thomasian
managed to make it to the top 10 list.

UST recorded a 66.67-percent passing rate, with 32 Thomasian
examinees passing out of the total 48, results from the Professional Regulation
Commission showed. This was lower than the 78.26-percent passing rate last
year, in which 36 out of 46 Thomasian examinees passed.

Abdul-Rashid Sampaco III of University of the
Philippines-Manila led this year’s new batch of registered chemists, placing
first with a score of 92.25 percent.

Thomasian Justine Vigo secured the eighth place with a score
of 88.00 percent.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman was named the sole
top-performing school this year, with a passing rate of 95.65 percent.
Sixty-six out of 69 examinees from UP passed the exams.

The national passing rate stood at 53.70 percent this year,
with 414 making the cut out of 771 examinees. This was lower compared with last
year’s 59.72 percent or 421 passers out of 705 examinees. Dayanara T. Cudal and Danielle
Ann F. Gabriel


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