THOMASIANS emerged as topnotchers in the recent licensure exams for electronics engineers, accountants and chemists, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

UST’s passing rate in the October 2016 electronics engineering board exams went up to 74.66 percent (115 passers out of 154 examinees) from the previous year’s 65.93 percent (120 passers out of 182 examinees).

Leading the new batch of Thomasian electronics engineers was Masaru Nakaegawa who got a score of 92.30 percent. He ranked first on the top 10 list of passers.

The University of the Philippines remained the top-performing school after obtaining a perfect passing rate, with all its 53 examinees passing the test.

UST was declared the top-performing school in the separate electronics technician licensure exam, after recording a 98.85-percent passing rate. Eighty-six passed out of 87 Thomasian examinees.

Nakaegawa also ranked fourth in the electronics technician boards with a score of 89 percent. He was tied with 10 other examinees from other schools.

The national passing rate for electronics engineering climbed to 40.36 percent, with 1,784 out of 4,467 examinees passing the test. Last year’s passing rate was 39.94 percent, with 1,914 out of 4,742 examinees making the cut.

Accountancy boards

Five Thomasians landed on the top 10 list of the October 2016 board examinations for certified public accountants, and UST was named the second top-performing school.

UST recorded a 90.72-percent passing rate with 352 making the cut out of 388 examinees. This was lower than last year’s 95.29-percent passing rate or 364 passers out of 382 examinees.

Thomasians Patricia Mae Muñoz and Ariel Joseph Nipas placed third with a 93.33-percent score.

Mikie Menelli So (93 percent), John Henry Pantoja (92.67 percent) and Marlon Chris Malicsi (91.83 percent) landed on the fourth, sixth and 10th spots, respectively.

Clinching the first spot was Vhinson Jay Garcia of Wesleyan University-Philippines in Cabanatuan with a 94.33-percent score.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman was still the top-performing school. It recorded a 100-percent passing rate with all of its 69 examinees passing the test.

This year’s national passing rate slipped to 36.48 percent, with 5,249 out of 14,390 examinees passing the test. Last year’s passing rate was 41.06 percent, with 5,468 out of 13,317 examinees hurdling the board exams.

Chemistry boards

Two Thomasians also made it to the list of top 10 passers of the October 2016 chemistry licensure examinations.

UST recorded a 73.17-percent passing rate, with 30 Thomasians making the cut out of 41 examinees.

This was lower than last year’s 78.26 percent, in which 36 passed out of 46 examinees from UST.

Thomasian Kent Caesar Gervacio placed sixth with a score of 88.25 percent. He shared the spot with Lizatte Mella of the University of the Philippines-Diliman and Jonniel Sison Vince Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Thomasian Robert Bryan Yee, who got a score of 87.75 percent, ranked eighth, with Jerwin Jay Taping of UP-Manila.

UP Diliman was named the top-performing school after posting a 95-percent passing rate. Out of 60 examinees from UP, 57 passed.

The national passing rate dropped to 54.86 percent, with 559 passing the test out of 1,019 examinees, from last year’s 59.72 percent, in which 421 out of 706 examinees passed.


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