Nov. 22 2016, 9:54 p.m. – TWO THOMASIANS entered the top 10 list of passers in the November 2016 chemical engineering board exams as the University posted a higher a passing rate.

UST attained a passing rate of 66.14 percent, with 84 making the cut out of 127 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was higher than last year’s 64.55 percent, with 71 passing the test out of 110 examinees.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian chemical engineers was Samuel Penn Sy at sixth place with a score of 81 percent. Thomasian Beatriz Claire Torre placed ninth with a score of 80.70 percent.

Clarence Joseph Co of De La Salle University-Manila clinched the top spot with a score of 85.50 percent.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman was named the top-performing school, with an overall passing rate of 95.71 percent or 67 making the cut out of 70 examinees.

The national passing rate climbed to 58.17 percent, with 534 out of 918 examinees hurdling the test.

Last year’s passing rate hit 53.32 percent, with 466 passing the test out of 874 examinees. Alhex Adrea M. Peralta


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