THE UNIVERSITY produced 109 new mechanical engineers in the August 2022 mechanical engineer licensure examinations, in which UST posted a 55.90-percent passing rate.

The 109 passers came from a pool of of 195 takers.

UST’s passing rate declined from 63.89 percent in the February 2022 exams, in which 69 out of 108 Thomasians passed.

Franz Pingol of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa topped this year’s examination with a score of 95.35 percent.

Batangas State University was named the top performing school with a 94.19-percent passing rate, or 227 out of 241 examinees.

The national passing rate for mechanical engineers slightly decreased to 54.15 percent (3,184 of 5,880 examinees) from 56.11 percent (2,121 of 3,780 examinees) in February.

Meanwhile, UST posted a perfect passing rate in the guidance counselor licensure exam after its two examinees passed the exams.

Ryan Oducado of West Visayas State University – La Paz led the country’s new batch of guidance counselors with a score of 89.25 percent.

No top-performing schools were named.

The national passing rate for guidance counselors saw a slight decline from 62.45 percent (286 of 458 examinees) in August 2019 to 61.27 percent (405 of 661 examinees) in the recent cycle.

The licensure examinations for mechanical engineers were conducted from Aug. 13 to 14, while the guidance counselor examinations were held from Aug. 17 to 18. Joanne Christine Ramos


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