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A THOMASIAN figured in the top 10 of the October 2023 cycle of the licensure exam for electronics technicians, in which UST was named the third top-performing school.

UST alumnus Warren Cheng ranked third in the board exams for electronics technicians after scoring 93 percent, sharing the spot with four other examinees.  

The University produced 92 new technicians out of 98 examinees (93.88 percent) in the latest cycle, up from the 26 out of 30 examinees (86.67 percent) in April 2023. 

Jedidiah Kosca of Far Eastern University (FEU) Alabang and Rigil Olegario of Mapua University Manila shared the top spot in the licensure exams for electronics technicians, with both posting a 95-percent score. 

FEU Institute of Technology was named the top-performing school in the exams after recording a passing rate of 94.34 percent (50 of 53).

It was followed by Saint Louis University, which took the second spot with a passing rate of 94.12 percent (48 of 51). 

The national passing rate for electronics technicians stood at 73.52 percent (1,366 out of 1,858 examinees) in the October 2023 cycle, a similar proportion to the April 2023 results.

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A Thomasian also landed in the top 10 in the separate licensure exams for electronics engineers, in which UST posted a 42.75-percent passing rate.

Jose Paolo Nicolas, son of two long-time members of the University support staff, Anna and Blas Nicolas, ranked ninth nationwide after scoring 86.20 percent during the October 2023 cycle of the exams.

UST’s latest passing rate, where 56 out of 131 examinees made the cut, improved from 36.21 percent (21 of 58) in the April 2023 cycle.

Angelo Jacobo of Bulacan State Univesity Malolos led the batch of new electronics engineers with a score of 89.80 percent.

University of the Philippines–Diliman was named the sole top-performing school after it obtained a 96.67-percent passing rate (29 of 30). 

The national passing rate slightly decreased to 33.36 percent in the latest cycle (842 of 2,524) from 33.49 percent (983 of 2,935) in April 2023. 

The licensure exams for electronics technicians were conducted on Oct. 24, while the electronics engineers exams were held from Oct. 22 to 23.


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