THE UNIVERSITY posted a perfect passing rate in the August 2021 licensure examinations for architects, where it sent a low number of examinees.

Eight Thomasians took and passed the examinations. The number was a huge drop from the 108 examinees UST sent in the January 2020 licensure examinations pre-pandemic, where UST posted an 85.19-percent passing rate.

Benson Heinrick Go of University of San Carlos led the new batch of licensed architects with an 83.50-percent score.

There was no top-performing school in this year’s examinations as no school was able to fulfill the minimum requirement of having 20 successful examinees with at least an 80-percent passing rate.

The August 2021 batch was composed of fewer examinees compared with last year. Only 849 took the examinations this year, about a third of last year’s 2,229.

The national passing rate rose to 65.96 percent, or 560 out of 849 examinees, from last year’s 55.72 percent, or 1,242 out of 2,229 examinees making the cut.

The board examinations for architects were held on Aug. 27 and 29 at testing centers in Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, San Fernando in Pampanga, Tacloban, and Zamboanga.

Due to the modified enhanced community quarantine imposed over Metro Manila during the testing dates, the licensure examinations were not administered in the region. Jacqueline Martinez


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