THE UNIVERSITY is the top-performing school for elementary teachers for the fifth straight year in the September 2018 licensure examinations for teachers (LET).

UST posted an 86.78-percent passing rate, or 105 out of 121 examinees. This was lower than last year’s 93.81 percent, or 106 passers out of 113 examinees.

Rhea Joy Genson of the University of Southeastern Philippines-Davao City and Mariel Saladaga of the University of Southeastern Philippines-Tagum shared the top spot, leading the fresh batch of elementary school teachers with an 89.80-percent mark.

In the secondary level, UST dropped to the fourth spot on the list of top-performing schools, from second spot last year.

Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Asst. Prof. Cecil Jose Delfinado clinched the 10th spot after registering a 91-percent mark.

The University’s  passing rate slipped to 91.94 percent, or 194 out of 211 Thomasian examinees, from last year’s 94.74 percent, or 162 passers out of 171 examinees.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman was this year’s top-performing school, after posting a 94.19-percent passing rate.

Francis Dave Cabanting of the University of Southeastern Philippines-Davao City and Samuel John Parreño of the University of Mindanao-Digos College topped this year’s LET in the secondary level  with a 92.80-percent score.

The national passing rate in the licensure exam for elementary teachers dropped to 20.29 percent, or 18,409 out of 90,750 examinees, lower than last year’s 26.3 percent, or 21,198 passers out of 80,509 examinees.

In the secondary level, the national passing rate rose to 48.03 percent, or 60,803 out of 126,582 examinees. This was higher than last year’s 46.37 percent, or 49,626 out of 107,020 examinees.


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