USC is 2nd best school in Oct ‘21 Ch.E. boards

The University of San Carlos ranked second in school performance in the chemical engineer licensure examination given by the Board of Chemical Engineering. The examination was held on October 3, 4, and 5, 2021 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, and Lucena.

Screen-grab from showing the top performing schools in the October 2021 Ch.E. Licensure Examination.

The Board recognized only four universities with ten or more examinees as top performing schools. With a 94.12% (16 out of 17) rating, USC came up second only to the University of the Philippines Diliman (14 out of 14, 100%). The two other schools on the list are UP Los Baños and De La Salle University. The national passing percentage is a meager 47.3% (321 out of 679 examinees).

The new Carolinian chemical engineers are:
Acero, Irene Kaye P.
Alvarez, Ros Vincent P.
Enopia, Brendaline C.
Flores, Dharyl C.
Go, Chloe Faye L.
Lasquite, John Leanard M.
Malig-on, Alyssa Camille D.
Maningo, Aira Jean S.
Martin, Alvin Mar V.
Mendaros, Czarina M.
Rojas, Kaye D.
Samporna, Carl John B.
Te, Kezia Gaile D.
Uy, Lorraine Claire C.
Uy, Newson Shann L.
Variacion, Manuel Jr. A.

Twice postponed

Only 17 out of the 25 who registered ended up taking the exam because of two postponements. The chemical engineer licensure exam is given twice every year. No examination, however, was held in 2020 because of the pandemic-related restrictions. The USC examinees who took the October 2021 exam originally registered for the May 2020 exam.

Five-year performance 

The University’s performance in the chemical engineer licensure examination has been consistently high throughout the past five years. Engr. Cyd P. Aguilera, member of the Board of Chemical Engineering, presented the performance of universities in the past eight exams (covering May 2016 to November 2019) during the 82nd Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Convention last September 17, 2021. Engr. Aguilera reported that the USC’s overall passing rate was 90.48% (114 out of 126). This earns USC the 2nd best school performance nationwide after UP Diliman which had a 97.87% (367 out of 375) pass rate.

by Engr. Luis K. Cabatingan, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

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