Two (2) graduates from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) College of Engineering ranked seventh (7th) and eight (8th) in the Mining Engineer Licensure Examination held in Manila on August 11-13. Earl Jay L. Paras notched the seventh place with a rating of 87.35, while Dave Mc Cleo D. Raganas placed eight with a rating of 87.05.
USeP’s passing rate for the first timers is one hundred percent and this is the second time that the University posted a hundred percent passing for the first timers in its relatively new mining engineering program. The USeP graduates were among the 173 examinees out of 214 (80.84 percent) who successfully passed the board examination.
The other new USeP Mining Engineers are: Leonard Abancio; Jethro Antig; Mhaikee Barranco; Kelvin Ken V. Bulanhagui; April Cheen Melana; Lovelou Narag; Archie Klaizel Pada; Cristine Pardillo; Andre Chester Salas; Evan Salido; Jelceni Sarawdin; Daryl John Toralba; and Paolo Tuyor.
This is the third batch of mining engineers that USeP has produced and most of the graduates are now employed in different mining projects and government agencies around the country holding various positions in environmental engineering, safety engineering, explosives engineering, underground mine operation and open pit operations.
This accomplishment attests that USeP is performing well in government standardized exams. Relatively, the USeP Tagum-Mabini campus was also listed as one of the country’s top 10 teacher education institutions, based on licensure examination performance, per study conducted by the Philippine Business for Education or PBED from 2009-2014. (Engr. Loi Castillo with USeP OP)
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