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UST remains 2nd top-performing school in LET for high school teachers

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The University was named as the second top-performing school in the March 2018 licensure examination for teachers (LET) in the high school level.

UST garnered a 91.80-percent passing rate with 56 passers out of the 61 examinees. This was an improvement from last year’s 80.95-percent passing rate.

The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman was named as the top performing school in the LET for secondary level with a 98.55 percent passing rate.

Kier Araula Baugbog of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela led the new batch of high school teachers with a score of 92.40 percent.

Meanwhile, the University improved in the licensure examination for elementary teachers. UST  recorded an 87.50-percent passing rate, wherein 14 out of 16 examinees passed. This was higher than last year’s 84.62-percent wherein 11 out of 13 made the cut.

John Michael Tagayon of UP Diliman led this year’s set of passers in the LET for elementary teachers with a score of 88.0 percent.

No Thomasian, however, landed in the top 10 of highest scores both in secondary and primary levels.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 13,774 elementary teachers out of 58,323 examinees passed and 22,936 secondary teachers out of 76,673 examinees made the cut.—G.P.

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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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