MSU-IIT dominates Metallurgical Engineering board exams

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 October) – The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) dominated the board examination for Metallurgical Engineering administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) earlier this month, getting the highest four spots.

MSU-IIT College of Engineering: Home of many board exam topnotchers. MindaNews file photo by Bobby Timonera

The exam results, posted in the PRC website on Monday, showed that MSU-IIT even bested the country’s premier education institution, the University of the Philippines in Diliman, which managed to have five topnotchers against MSU-IIT’s seven.

The top four MSU-IIT examinees are Aliza Marie Padilla Salces, with a rating of 87.85 percent; followed by Jeraldine Pasaol Lastam, 87.30%; Maryrose Joy Torres Aparece, 85.65%; and Mark Ianne Ledesma Nuñez, 85.50%.

Other topnotchers are Jamie Jane Fajiculay Apolonio, UPD, 85.15%; Maria Theresa Reserva Raganas, MSU-IIT, 83.55%; Narciso Recella Preclaro Jr., UPD, 82.85%; Charles Morgan Raymundo Sayson, UPD, 82.60%; Mark Jayson Famisan Cleope, 82.60%; Terence Justin Festin Dy Echo, UPD, 82.60%; Stephen John Jamora Sanchez, MSU-IIT, 82.60%; and Artric Jeano Valde Morilla, MSU-IIT, 82.45%.

A total of 58 MetEng graduates from three universities – UPD, MSU-IIT and Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) – took the board exam administered in Manila and Davao.

Thirty-six from MSU-IIT took the exam, 30 of them passed, or a passing rate of 83.33%. UPD obtained a 100% passing rate as all 17 of its MetEng graduates passed. MIT, on the other hand, had five takers and three passed, or a passing rate of 60%.

But including repeaters, or those who previously failed the exam and took again, MSU-IIT’s overall passing rate went down to 76.09% as 5 of its 10 second-timers flunked, while MIT’s two repeaters passed, bringing up its passing rate to 71.43%. UPD still got a 100% performance as its sole repeater made it.

MSU-IIT’s engineering graduates have fared well in board exams, with a number of topnotchers every now and then.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has designated a total of seven Centers of Excellence (COE) and 11 Centers of Development in MSU-IIT, making it the educational institution with the highest number of COEs and CODs in Mindanao, according to an announcement at the MSU-IIT website published last March.

MSU-IIT’s COE programs are Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Teacher Education.

Its MetEng program was among those awarded a COD status only last March, along with its Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs, aside from the previously COD-awarded programs in Information Technology, Marine Science, Statistics, Filipino, History, Sociology, Ceramics and Chemical Engineering. (Bobby Timonera / MindaNews)