UST scores 100 percent in chem tech, improves in chemist board exams

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THE UNIVERSITY posted a 100-percent passing rate in the October 2017 licensure exams for chemical technicians, with all 21 Thomasian examinees making it to the cut.

Diamond Jeff Paug from the Cebu Institute of Technology topped this year’s exams with a score of 92.50 percent.

Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology was the top-performing school for chemical technicians, after registering an 89.29-percent passing rate.

This year’s national passing rate for chemical technicians was 85.21 percent, equivalent to 720 out of 845 examinees.

UST recorded a higher passing rate in the October 2017 chemistry licensure exams, with a Thomasian landing in the top 10.

UST’s passing rate in the chemist board exams rose to 75.51 percent, or 37 out of 49 examinees, from last year’s 73.17 percent, or 30 out of 41 examinees.

Thomasian Mark John Mandigma placed fifth with a score of 88 percent, sharing the spot with King Bryan Gabog of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños and Charles David Cabigon of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.

Gio Ferson Bautista of UP Los Baños led the country’s new batch of chemists with a score of 93 percent.

State-run UP Diliman was named the top-performing school for chemists after posting a 87.93-percent passing rate, equivalent to 51 out of 58 examinees.

The national passing rate for the chemist board exams dropped to 44.02 percent, with just 526 passing the test out of 1,195 examinees, from last year’s 54.86 percent or 559 out of 1,019 examinees. Ma. Consuelo D.P. Marquez

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