A THOMASIAN topped the October 2022 licensure examinations for electronics technicians, in which UST was named the second top-performing school with a 92.94-percent passing rate.

UST alumnus Jude Nico Zabala emerged as the topnotcher in the examinations with a score of 90 percent. Zabala led the country’s newest batch of electronics technicians alongside Cris Ramil Calzita of the Eastern Visayas State University and Mark John Peña of the Pamantasan ng Cabuyao.

Two other Thomasians, Jon Carlitos Liwag (No. 2) and Juan Carlos Latonio (No. 3), made it to the top 10, scoring 88 and 87 percent, respectively.

Liwag shared the second spot with six other examinees, while Latonio shared the third spot with 13 more takers.

Seventy-nine out of the UST’s 85 examinees made the cut.

Mapua University was the top-performing school in the electronics technicians exam, scoring 93.85 percent or 61 out of 65 examinees.

The national passing rate for electronics technicians decreased to 77.11 percent or 1,546 out of 2,005 from 85.19 percent or 1,139 out of 1,337 in April.

UST meanwhile notched a 57.27 percent passing rate in the licensure exams for electronics engineers, with 63 out of 110 examinees making the cut.

The University’s passing rate increased from 55 percent or 22 out of 40 examinees last April.

Harold Andre Puig of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman topped the examinations after scoring 91.10 percent.

UP Diliman was the only top-performing school in the examinations, scoring an 88.64-percent passing rate or 39 out of 44 examinees.

The national passing rate for electronics engineers further dipped to 29.69 percent (785 of 2,644 examinees) from 46.59 percent (897 of 1,925 examinees) in April.

The licensure examinations for electronics engineers were conducted from Oct. 8 to 9, while the exams for electronics technicians were held on Oct. 10.


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