UST posts 88-percent passing rate in Sept 2017 mech eng’g board exams

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UST’s passing rate slipped in the September 2017 board exams for mechanical engineers, but the University still placed seventh on the list of top-performing schools.

A total of 105 out of 119 examinees made the cut, or a passing rate of 88.24 percent. This was down from last year’s 92 percent, or 115 out of 125 examinees.

State-run University of the Philippines-Diliman was this year’s top-performing school, after registering a 96.15-percent passing rate.

Jay Nelson Corbita of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro led the country’s new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 92.20 percent.

The national passing rate slightly declined to 69.01 percent, or 3,517 out of 5,096 examinees, from last year’s 69.57 percent, or 3,110 out of 4,470 examinees.

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