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THE UNIVERSITY was the only top-performing school in the September 2022 licensure examinations for electrical engineers, in which it posted a 90.22-percent passing rate.

Thomasian Neil de Guzman ranked 10th nationwide, scoring 88.55 percent. De Guzman shared the spot with Aaron Acuña of the University of Saint Louis in Tuguegarao.

UST fielded 92 examinees for the electrical engineer licensure exams. Of the number, 83 made the cut.

UST’s passing rate rose from 78.57 percent or 55 out of 70 Thomasians in the April 2022 exams.

Felipe Jimenez Jr. of Eastern Samar State University-Borongan topped the licensure exam with a 94.10-percent score.

The national passing rate for electrical engineers further declined to 50.20 percent (2,467 of 4,914 examinees) from 54.41 percent (3,029 of 5,567 examinees) in the April 2022 examinations.

UST also maintained its perfect passing rate in the licensure examination for master electricians, in which all nine Thomasian examinees passed.

Kin Amata of Capiz State University-Main Campus topped the master electrician licensure examination with a score of 95 percent.

The Sorsogon State College-Sorsogon was named the top-performing school after posting an 85.19-percent passing rate, or 69 out of 81 examinees.

The national passing rate for master electricians rose to 63.08 percent, or 2,433 of 3,857 examinees, from April’s 46.25 percent, or 1,717 of 3,712 examinees.

The examinations were held from Sept. 3 to 4. J.B.T.Lim


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