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THE UNIVERSITY posted a 94.67-percent passing rate in the December 2023 licensure examinations for chemical technicians, in which 142 out of 150 Thomasians passed.

UST’s latest passing rate was a slight dip from the 98.17 percent (107 of 109) recorded in October 2022.

Aissa Flores of Cebu Institute of Technology University and Marjorie Ocampo of the University of the Philippines Los Baños each scored 92.50 percent to lead the country’s new batch of chemical technicians.

Technological University of the Philippines, Visayas (87 passers) and Pamantasang ng Lungsod ng Maynila (50 passers) were named top-performing schools with perfect passing rates.

The national passing rate climbed to 82.86 percent from 85.16 percent in the past cycle.


UST recorded a 55.22-percent passing rate in separate licensure examinations for chemists, wherein 37 out of 67 Thomasians passed.

This was an improvement from the 48.53 percent the school logged in October 2022, when 33 out of 68 examinees passed.

Krizzia Ignacio of Visayas State University ranked first nationwide, scoring 92.60 percent. 

The University of the Philippines Diliman was named the top-performing school after obtaining a 83.08-percent passing rate (54 of 65). 

The national passing rate rose to 51.74 percent (594 of 1,148) from 38.85 percent (284 of 731 examinees) last year.

The December 2023 licensure exams for chemical technicians and chemists were conducted from Dec. 13 to 15. 


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