By DM Lorena V. Narciso
Silliman University surpassed the national passing percentages of two national examinations held last month.
During the civil engineering licensure exam last Nov. 23-24, SU garnered a 61.54 passing percentage (16 out of 26 takers) against the 48.11 national passing rate.
SU’s recent passing record is also a jump from last year’s 40 percent.
College of Engineering and Design (CED) Dean Jesus Amiscaray Jr. said: “I would like to give credit to the faculty and to the students themselves. They both made effort that contributed to the above average performance.”Furthermore, SU library information science (LIS) graduates under the College of Education (COE) recorded a 66.66 percent passing rate 2 out of 3 takers) against the 45.80 national passing rate during the licensure exam for librarians last Nov. 3-4.
Unlike the engineering department however, LIS’s percentage was a decrease from last year’s 100 percent passing rate.
LIS Coordinator Rosalina Dinoy said the only SU taker who did not pass was a cancer patient which disabled him to sustain long hours of review. But despite the decrease, Dinoy said their students “really did well” in the exam.
Both CED and ILS said their students were “well-equipped” during the licensure boards.
CED’s Amiscaray visited the students during their reviews and the CED team conducted a spiritual program to “uplift the students’ spirit” before they take the exam.
The COE also conducted a “one week intensive free review class” before LIS graduates took the exam.