UST posts lower passing rate in accountancy board exams


AFTER being named the second top-performing school last year, the University posted a lower passing in the May 2017 licensure examinations for certified public accountants.

UST recorded a 71.82-percent passing rate, with 79 passing the test out of 110 Thomasian examinees. This was a drop from last year’s 90.32-percent passing rate, in which 84 made the cut out of 93 examinees.

Vianca Pearl Amores and Marianito Jesus Del Rio both from University of San Carlos in Cebu City were named topnotchers after both scored an average of 92.67 percent.

The University of San Carlos was declared the top-performing school with a 94.29-percent passing rate, or 66 making the cut out of 70 exam takers.

The national passing rate went down to 35.14 percent, with just 3,389 passing the test out of 9,645 takers. Last year’s passing rate was 42.84 percent, with 2,967 examinees passing out of 6,925 takers.


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