November 24, 2015, 12:19p.m. – A UST graduate placed sixth in the November licensure examinations for chemical engineers, which saw a drop in the national passing rate.

Thomasian Leo Ryuji Kusuhara shared the sixth spot with Reuben James Buenafe of Mapua Institute of Technology. Both scored 82.90 percent.

Sed Anderson Holaysan of De La Salle University-Manila led this year’s new batch of chemical engineers, securing first place with a score of 85.90 percent.

UST’s passing rate declined to 64.55 percent, with just 71 examinees making the cut out of 110. Last year’s passing rate was 69.12 percent, with 94 Thomasians passing the test out of 136 examinees, data from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman meanwhile kept its spot as the sole top-performing school. It recorded a 93.90-percent passing rate after 77 UP examinees made the cut out of 82. 

The national passing rate dipped to 53.32 percent, with only 466 passing out of 874 examinees, from last year’s 68.43 percent, in which 596 passed out of 871 examinees. Danielle Ann F. Gabriel


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