THE UNIVERSITY produced two successful examinees in the October 2021 licensure examinations for nutritionist-dietitians.

College of Education Dean Assoc. Prof. Pilar Romero said there were only three takers this year because of the gap year caused by the K-12 implementation.

“The three takers were students with irregular schedules. We did not have regular graduates for AY (academic year) 2020-2021 because of the implementation of the K-12 curriculum,” she told the Varsitarian

“The first cohort of graduates under that curriculum will be for this current AY. Thus, more are expected to take the licensure examination the next time it is offered,” she added.

Normally, UST sends 80 to 100 examinees to take the nutritionist-dietitian board examinations every year.

In August 2019, UST recorded a 99.05-percent passing rate, or 104 out of 105 examinees, 

Chino Kairo Serrano of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines led the country’s newest batch of nutritionist-dietitians, with a score of 90.95 percent. 

The University of the Philippines-Los Banos was the only top-performing school this year after recording a perfect passing rate (57/57).

The national passing rate declined to 57.77 percent, or 305 out of 528 examinees, from 63.68 percent in 2019, or 968 out of 1,517 examinees. 

The examinations were held from Oct. 17 to 18.


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