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Central Comelec to push special elections for 4 vacant CSC posts

The Central Commission on Elections will hold a special election on Nov. 20 to fill the four vacant posts in the Central Student Council.

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The UST Central Commission on Elections (Central Comelec) will conduct a special election on Nov. 20 to fill the four vacant positions in the Central Student Council (CSC).

In a memorandum released on Tuesday, the Central Comelec announced that a special polls will be held for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and auditor.

The said posts were declared vacant after proclaimed winners Steven Grecia (president), Gabriela Sepulchre (vice president), Daveson Nieto (treasurer), and Richard Javier (auditor) decided to resign last Sept. 14.

“The rules that shall be followed in the special elections, which will fill in the vacancy in the CSC Executive Board, shall be governed by the provisions in the CSC Constitution and a resolution that shall be released by the CSC,” the memorandum stated.

The Section 4 of the UST CSC Constitution of 2007 states that in case of a vacancy in both the presidency and vice presidency, the secretary shall act as the president and the Central Comelec shall call for a special election.

Moreover, the Section 5 of the constitution also states that in case of vacancy in any other position in the Executive Board, each member of the CSC shall nominate any local council executive board officer.

The CSC shall choose three from the nominees through secret ballots to become candidates. The winner shall become the officer and shall deemed resigned from the local council executive board officer.

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UST aces June 2018 nursing boards

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The University posted a perfect passing rate in the June 2018 licensure examination for nurses as all four Thomasian examinees passed.

Carmela Niña Sampaga Tormo led the new batch of Thomasian nurses, landing on the ninth spot with a score of 85.60 percent.

Last year, UST also recorded a perfect passing rate in which all the four Thomasian examinees passed.

Mark Tristan Pangilinan Robosa of University of Pangasinan topped this year’s board exams with a score of 87.60 percent.

Meanwhile, West Visayas State University – La Paz, Velez College and Xavier University were named top performing schools with a perfect passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 4,326 out of 9,873 examinees nationwide passed the board exam. 

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UST retains spot in 2019 QS world ranking, fourth in PH top universities

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The University retained its spot on the 801-1,000 bracket of the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing fourth among the Philippine universities that made it on the list.

The University of the Philippines kept its place as the country’s top university despite going down in the 384th place from last year’s 367th.

Ateneo de Manila University went down to the 651-700 bracket from the 551-600 last year.

Moreover, De La Salle University joined UST in the 801-1,000 bracket after dropping from last year’s 701-750 bracket.

Despite remaining unmoved from its last year’s spot, UST remained as the only Philippine university to receive a QS four-star rating.

A four-star rated university is “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and teaching,” the QS Top Universities website stated.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was hailed again for the seventh-straight year as the top university in the world.

The National University of Singapore dethroned the Nanyang Technological University as the best in Asia, placing 11th worldwide.

The universities are evaluated based on six factors: academic reputation (40%) , employer reputation (10%) ,  faculty/student ratio (20%) , citations per faculty (20%), international faculty ratio (5%), and international student ratio (5%).—B. Laforga

 

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UST slumps in May 2018 chemical eng’g boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for chemical engineers.

UST registered a 20.69-percent passing rate, wherein only six out of 29 Thomasians passed. Last year, the University garnered a passing rate of 58.82 percent, with 20 out of 34 Thomasian passers.

However, no Thomasians made it to the roster of topnotchers.

Peter Matthew Paul Toribio Fowler of Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila led the new batch of chemical engineers with a score of 83 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila remained as the top performing school, recording a 96.55-percent passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 296 out of 636 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

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