UST tops licensure exams for elementary teachers

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The results of the September 2016 licensure examinations for elementary teachers. Screengrab from Professional Regulation Commission website.

THE UNIVERSITY emerged as the top-performing school for the elementary level in the November 2016 licensure examinations for teachers (LET), with two Thomasians landing on the top 10.

UST obtained a 97.79-percent passing rate, after 133 out of its 136 examinees passed, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was higher than last year’s 96.21-percent passing rate in which 127 out of 132 examinees passed.

Lenore Hailey Keh led the new batch of Thomasian elementary teachers, securing the second spot with a score of 88 percent. She was tied with Raymund Gerard Vibar of Divine Word College of Legazpi, Ludelyn Palma of University of Rizal System-Antipolo and Cacharelle Mae Rapirap of Southville International School and Colleges.

Thomasian Rikki Lauren Aquino ranked fifth with an 87.20-percent score. She shared the spot with Sitti Airah Abdulhalim of the Philippine Muslim Teachers’ College, Rothsen Mae Love Diamole of Surigao State College of Technology, Evangeline Dupale of Pangasinan State University-Asingan, Alyana Mariel Enriquez of Miriam College and Algie Juridico of Centro Escolar University-Malolos.

In the secondary level, UST dropped to fourth place after posting an 87.29-percent passing rate. Out of 181 examinees from UST, 158 passed the test.

Last year, UST was top-performing school in the secondary level with a 94.92-percent passing rate. Out of 177 examinees last year, 168 made the cut.

Thomasian Agripino Luiz Mendoza placed 10th with an 88-percent score, sharing the spot with 15 others.

Former Varsitarian Features writer Mary Grace Esmaya was among those who passed the secondary level licensure exam.

The national passing rate in the elementary LET dropped to 30.18-percent. Out of 77,466 examinees, 23,378 passed. The passing rate last year was  31.37-percent.

For the secondary level, the national passing rate dipped to 33.78-percent. A total of 31,334 passed out of 92,754 examinees. Last year’s passing rate was 41.75 percent.

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