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


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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