UST grad places 9th in November 2017 civil eng’g board exams


A THOMASIAN clinched the ninth spot in the November 2017 licensure exams for civil engineers, which saw UST getting a higher passing rate.

UST graduate Christian Gonzales led the fresh batch of Thomasian civil engineers, placing ninth with a score of 95.20 percent.

UST’s passing rate rose to 86.88 percent or 192 out of 221 examinees, from last year’s 85.98 percent, or 184 out of 214 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

Former Varsitarian Special Reports writer John Paul Corpuz was among those who passed the exam.

The University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman remained the top-performing school after recording a 97.41-percent passing rate, with 113 out of 116 UP examinees making the cut.

Nikho Lawrence Corres of UP Diliman topped the board exams with a score of 97.90 percent.

The national passing rate stood at 48.81 percent, or 6,075 out of 12,447 examinees, up from last year’s 45.90 percent or 5,036 out of 10,972 examinees.


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