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THE UNIVERSITY logged a 94.74-percent passing rate in the March 2024 licensure examinations for secondary-level teachers, where it emerged as the No. 5 top-performing school among those that fielded 50 to 99 examinees. 

UST produced 54 passers out of 57 examinees in the exams. Its passing rate in the recent exam cycle slid from 98.56 percent in September 2023. 

Javerson Loquina of Christian Colleges of Southeast Asia led the fresh crop of secondary-level teachers with a 92.80-percent score. 

Three Philippine Normal University campuses were named top-performing schools: the Manila campus bested schools with 300 or more examinees (381 of 385 or 98.96-percent passing rate); the Mindanao campus topped schools with 100 to 299 examinees (189 of 191 or 98.85-percent passing rate); and the South Luzon campus led schools with 50 to 99 examinees (86 of 88 or 97.73-percent passing rate). 

The national passing rate in the secondary level of the licensure exams inched higher to 58.76 percent from 56.26 percent in the previous cycle. 

Elementary level 

Meanwhile, UST produced 23 passers in the separate licensure exams for elementary-level teachers, in which it posted a 95.83-percent passing rate. 

The number came from a pool of 24 examinees. 

UST’s recent passing rate in the elementary level of the exams was a slight dip from the 100-percent passing rate in September 2023, wherein all 91 Thomasian examinees made the cut. 

Cebu Technological University emerged as the top school among those that fielded 300 or more examinees, notching an 85.59-percent passing rate or 291 passers out of 340 examinees.

Bicol University Daraga topped schools that had 100 to 299 examinees with a 95.62-percent passing rate (131 of 137), while Iloilo Science and Technology University led schools with 50 to 99 examinees with a 98.65-percent score (73 of 74). 

Sharing the top spot were Mary Bamba of Bataan Peninsula State University, Khan Cervantes of Davao Oriental State University-Cateel Campus, and Queenie Macatangay of University of Batangas, who all logged a 92.40-percent score. 

The national passing rate in the elementary level of the licensure exams dipped to 46.70 percent from 47.01 percent in the previous cycle.

The March 2024 licensure exams for elementary- and secondary-level teachers were held on March 17.


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