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UST was named the top-performing school in the September 2023 licensure examinations for teachers, in which 228 out of 230 Thomasians passed.

The University kept its flawless passing rate in the elementary level of the exams, with all 91 Thomasian examinees, including five topnotchers, making the cut.

Thomasians Dulce Arellano and Chelsea Taiga led the fresh crop of elementary teachers, scoring 94.40 percent each to share the No. 1 spot nationwide. 

UST alumni Monica Acosta and Rae Villana (No. 8, 93 percent) and Joyce Mangibin (No. 10, 92.60 percent) also cracked the top 10 of the board exams.

Cebu Technology University Argao shared the spot for the top-performing school with UST after all of its 55 examinees passed the elementary level of the licensure exams for teachers. 

Allyssa Cruz, a former Varsitarian witness writer, was among the successful examinees.

The national passing rate inched higher to 47.01 percent from 40.76 percent in the March 2023 cycle.

Secondary level

UST was also the best school in the secondary level of the licensure exams for teachers, in which it produced 137 passers. 

This number came from a pool of 139 examinees, good for a 98.56-percent passing rate.

The University’s latest passing rate in the secondary level of the exams was an improvement from the 95.52-percent passing rate it had in the March 2023 cycle.

Trilbe Vasquez of the University of the Philippines Cebu led the country’s new batch of high school teachers with a 94.80-percent score. 

The national passing rate rose to 56.26 percent from 46.94 percent in the previous cycle.

The September 2023 licensure exams for elementary and secondary level teachers were held on Sept. 24.


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