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Police tightens security at UST for 2017 bar exams

Tight security was enforced around the campus as the bar examinations kicked off.

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Friends and relatives of the examinees accompanied the aspiring lawyers to UST and showed their support as the 2017 bar examinations kicked-off. Photo by Angelo Trinidad/TomasinoWeb.

The Manila Police District has enforced tightened security around the vicinity of the University as 7,227 aspiring lawyers have started taking the month-long bar examinations.

As part of the heightened security, the Supreme Court has ordered police officials to arrest anyone who would cause any trouble and offenders would be brought to a special court within the campus where they would be instantly tried for charges.

“Ito (Supreme Court Order) ang nagsasabi sa Supreme Court na arestuhin naming sila- lahat ng mangungulit dito. So walang magtuturo; kaya nga meron na kami nito, order na ‘to ng Supreme Court, lahat sila. Edi kung makulit ka, edi dito ka. Kami naman, sumusunod lang.” said Sr. Insp. Philip Ines, commander of the Espana police outpost.

A total of 700 police officials were deployed to ensure security in the campus.

Ines said that this year’s bar examination is more organized and everything is well-coordinated compared last year.

“Kung makikita niyo, mas-organized, at mas maayos ang daloy ng trapika, at kung makikita niyo, walang mga grupo dito kasi kinokontrol na agad naming bago pumunta dito. Wala ring mga naka-obstruct kasi lahat ito drop-off point lang dito, alis na kaagad.”

Only bar candidates were allowed to enter the campus. Barricades at the University gates prevented supporters from entering the examination premises.

However, the gate at P. Noval Street remained open for churchgoers at the Santissimo Rosario Chapel.

A liquor ban was also imposed to barangays near the campus which is effective on all Sundays of all November. — H.M.A.

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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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UST posts lower passing rate in May 2018 accountancy boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for certified public accountants.

UST recorded a 68-percent passing rate in which 68 out of 100 Thomasians passed. This was lower than last year’s passing rate of 71.82 percent or 79 out of the 110 Thomasian examinees. 

However, no Thomasian made it to the top ten highest scorers.

Jayson Ong Chan of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies – Palo led the new batch of accountants with a score of 92.50 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila was named as the top performing school with a passing rate of 90.11 percent.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 2,843 out of 9,830 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

 

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