AN ALUMNUS of the UST Junior High School (JHS) topped the 2022 Bar examinations, in which UST was fifth best among top-performing law schools with more than 100 examinees.

Czar Matthew Dayday of the University of the Philippines, who finished his JHS studies in UST, led the country’s new batch of lawyers with a score of 88.8083 percent.

UST Civil Law alumnus Louis-mari Opina ranked 19th nationwide after scoring 86.425 percent.

UST’s passing rate dipped to 79.87 percent or 127 out of 159 examinees from 93.06 percent or 201 out of 216 examinees in the 2020/21 Bar exams.

San Beda University was the top-performing law school with more than 100 examinees, posting a 97.58-percent passing rate or 161 out of 165 examinees.

The national passing rate declined to 43.47 percent (3,992 out of 9,183 examinees) from 72.28 percent (8,241 out of 11,402 examinees) in the 2020/21 Bar exams.

The examinations were conducted on Nov. 9, 13, 16, and 20 at 14 testing centers across the country.


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