FILE PHOTO (Photo by Francia Denise M. Arizabal/ The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY produced 33 new civil engineers, including one topnotcher, in the April 2024 licensure examinations for civil engineers, in which it logged a 47.14-percent passing rate.

The number came from a pool of 70 examinees.

UST’s latest passing rate was a steep drop from the 75.19 percent (197 passers out of 262 examinees) recorded in the November 2023 exams, wherein it obtained the highest passing rate out of all schools with more than 100 examinees.

Jonas Abad led the batch of newly minted Thomasian civil engineers after placing fifth nationwide with a 92.95-percent score. He shared the spot with Jonash Juntong of Cebu Technological University Main.

Clinching the No. 1 spot were Ryan Chan and Cedric Donguines of De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila, who both scored 94.30 percent. 

DLSU Manila emerged as the sole top-performing school after 84 out of its 93 examinees made the cut, good for a  90.32-percent passing rate.

The national passing rate for civil engineers rose to 39.27 percent (6,680 of 17,010) from 33.26 percent (6,180 of 18,582) in November 2023. 

The April 2024 licensure exams for civil engineers were held from April 20 to 21.


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