CIT Engineers and Nurses Top Board Exams Anew
Three engineering departments produced four topnotchers in the licensure examinations held in August and September 2010. This brings the total number of topnotchers to 647.
Jan Karol R. Broniola, who graduated last March 2010, ranked third among the top ten passers in the August 2010 Mining Engineer Licensure Examination. The top two places were taken by graduates of UP Diliman.
CIT University is the only higher education institution in the Visayas region offering BS Mining Engineering.
The ME Department again proved its winning formula as it posted an overall passing percentage of 76.79% in the September 2010 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination. Forty-nine of the total 56 examinees were first time takers, who posted an impressive 83.67% passing rate. The national passing rate is 66.78%.
The same exam produced two more topnotchers for CIT. Christian Nick A. Marasigan and Rannie L. Banzon ranked No. 8 and No. 10, respectively, among the top ten passers.
CIT has been ranked as one of the top performing schools in the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examinations in 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
The celebration continued when the result of the September 2010 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination was released four days later.
CIT scored a topnotcher and an overall passing rate of 44.19%, higher than the national passing rate of only 33.99%. Mel Cary R. Mula, who graduated Magna Cum Laude last March 2010, placed tenth among the top passers.
The success of the CIT engineers in the board examinations has rubbed off to the nursing graduates. After the remarkable performance of the pioneer batch in the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination, the CIT nurses consistently put in above-national passing rate in the succeeding board exams.
In July 2010, CIT got 47.48% overall passing rate and 65.43% passing rate for first time takers. The national passing rate is 41.40%.
The board topnotchers had a courtesy meeting with CIT President Gregorio L. Escario. They will be awarded Plaque of Recognition during the mid-year Commencement Exercises on October 16, 2010.