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THE UNIVERSITY produced 29 new electronics engineers and 17 new electronics technicians in the April 2024 licensure examinations. 

This number came from a pool of 64 Thomasian examinees in the board exams for electronics engineers and 21 in the electronics technicians exams. 

UST slightly improved its passing rate in the electronics engineering exams to 45.31 percent from 42.75 percent (56 of 131) in October 2023. 

Niele Bañas of the Technological University of the Philippines Visayas topped the licensure examinations for electronics engineers with a score of 91.80 percent.

The University of the Philippines Diliman, which posted a 90.91-percent passing rate (50 of 55), grabbed the spot for the sole top-performing school.

The national passing rate in the electronics engineering board exams went up to 42.49 percent (1,330 of 3,130) in the latest cycle from 33.36 percent (842 of 2,524) in the previous one. 

Meanwhile, the University’s passing rate in the electronics technician licensure exams slid to 80.95 percent from 93.88 percent (92 of 98) in the previous cycle. 

Dexter Astorga of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sto. Tomas led the batch of new electronics technicians with a score of 95 percent, the highest nationwide. 

Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas was named the top-performing school in the exams, logging a 93.06-percent passing rate (67 of 72). 

The national passing rate for the electronics technician exams dipped to 71.67 percent (1,819 of 2,538) in the latest cycle from 73.52 percent (1,366 of 1,858) in the previous edition. 

The April 2024 licensure exams for electronics engineers were held from April 11 to 22, while the licensure exams for electronics technicians were conducted on April 13.


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