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THE UNIVERSITY posted a 75.95-percent passing rate in the September 2023 licensure exams for electrical engineers, in which 60 out of 79 Thomasians made the cut. 

UST’s passing rate dipped from the 83.33 percent it recorded in the April 2023 exam cycle, in which 25 out of 30 Thomasians passed. 

Timothy Zepeda of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños led the batch of new electrical engineers with a score of 90.95 percent. 

There were no top-performing schools in the exams for electrical engineers.

The national passing rate in the September 2023 cycle dropped to 30.87 percent (1,218 of 3,945) from 57.86 percent (3,339 of 5,771) in April.

Master electricians

UST posted a perfect passing rate in the licensure exams for master electricians, as two Thomasian examinees made the cut. 

Prince Cruz of the Technological University of the Philippines-Manila topped the master electrician boards with a score of 94 percent.

Bohol Island State University-Tagbilaran was named the sole top-performing school in the exam cycle, after it tallied an 82.35 percent passing rate (56 of 68). 

The national passing rate in the September 2023 licensure exams for master electricians rose to 53.69 percent (800 of 1,490 examinees) from 42.21 percent (986 of 2,336 examinees) in April.

The licensure exams for electrical engineers were conducted from Sept. 2 to 3, while the master electrician boards were held Sept. 4. Ernest Martin G. Tuazon


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