Kudos to New PUP TopnotchersEditor-in-Chief, PUP News, Volume 8 Issue No. 16 November 1-30, 2011
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the country’s biggest state university in terms of student population, once more lived up to the high expectations of its stakeholders when it grabbed four top 10 places in the three different licensure examinations conducted recently by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
PUP Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, yet a new course offering in the Sta. Mesa- based university, hogged the headline when it bagged the third and fifth places in the Interior Design board. To pocket these top slots in the interior design exam, Victor Garfin, the third placer, scored 88.95 percent, while Carlos Mallari, his classmate and close friend, scored 87.70 percent to share the fifth place. These feats doubtlessly make the College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA) proud.
In another licensure exam, Nixon Albert Ramos landed on the top 10 of the Electronics Engineering Licensure board. He got a score of 92.10 percent be able to snare the fourth place in the said board.
The PUP community has hardly finished enjoying and basking the honor about their three graduates when Kathlene Grace Ordoña Dadero also came out with her own gift by scoring 96.30 percent to share with four other successful examinees the fourth place of the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination given by the PRC during the early part of this month.
Because of these impressive performances shown by our CAFA and engineering graduates, we can’t help but display our thumbs-up sign to show our joy and pride for our new engineers and interior decorators who surely brought honors not only to themselves and to their parents, but also to their alma mater which continues to produce high-caliber graduates despite its meager budget.
In fact, there is more reason to be happy and proud for us PUPians, if we try to look closer into how PUP has fared in those recent licensure exams – PUP’s 75% passing rate in the interior design board exam compared with the national passing rate of 52.01 percent; while in the ECE’s board results, PUP scored a 47.97 percent compared with the national percentage of 36.85.
It is in this premise that we, on behalf of the entire PUP family, ask the P-Noy administration to set a bigger yearly fund for our university to enable it to further improve its service to its more than 68,000 students, majority of whom belong to the less financially privileged families; and to churn out highly skilled and qualified graduates.