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THE UNIVERSITY produced 77 new mechanical engineers in the February 2024 licensure examinations for mechanical engineers, including one topnotcher.

This came from a pool of 113 examinees. 

UST improved its passing rate to 68.14 percent this cycle from 50 percent in August 2023 (37 of 74).  

John Carlo Delos Santos led the batch of new Thomasian mechanical engineers after snagging the No. 4 spot nationwide with a 91.85-percent score. 

Rey Arcabal of the University of Mindanao Davao City topped the exams with a 93.45-percent score. 

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro was named the top-performing school in the cycle after it logged a 97.33-percent passing rate (73 of 75).

The national passing rate rose to 65.85 percent (4,458 of 6,770) from 50.34 percent (2,133 of 4,237) in the previous cycle.

Plant mechanic

Meanwhile, a sole Thomasian taker made the cut in the separate licensure exams for certified plant mechanics. 

UST did not field any examinees in the August 2023 cycle.

Aaron Sigue of Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) Manila led the batch of new certified plant mechanics after scoring 88.60 percent. 

TUP Manila was named the top-performing school after it recorded a 92.31-percent passing rate (12 of 13). 

The national passing rate was 60.19 percent (65 of 108), up from 55.61 percent (104 of 187) in August 2023. 

The February 2024 licensure exams for mechanical engineers and certified plant mechanics were conducted from Feb. 20 to 22.


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