TUP-Visayas records top performance in electronics licensure exams

BACOLOD CITY: The Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) - Visayas, based in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, has been commended by local officials for its outstanding performance in the April 2024 Electronics Engineers and Electronics Technicians Licensure Examinations. Results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday afternoon showed that magna cum laude graduate Niele Shem Banas topped the electronics engineers' examination. TUP also emerged as the top-performing school for electronics technicians. Both Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares and 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez posted separate congratulatory messages for the feat achieved by TUP-Visayas. In a statement on Thursday, TUP-Visayas campus director Eric Malo-oy credited the university's success in the engineering and engineering technology programs to curriculum development initiatives, as well as laboratory and equipment augmentation. 'We also attribute this to the commitment of each faculty and sta ff to delivering quality education,' he added. Malo-oy said Bañas would receive a topnotcher's incentive of PHP200,000. Bañas, the lone topnotcher from Western Visayas, garnered an average score of 91.80 percent, taking the top spot among the 1,330 passers out of 3,130 examinees. In the Electronics Engineers Licensure Examination, TUP-Visayas achieved a 71.05 percent overall passing rate, with 54 passers out of 76 examinees, surpassing the 42.49 percent national average. TUP-Visayas was the number one top performer in the Electronics Technicians Licensure Examination among schools with 50 or more examinees and with at least 80 percent passing average. A total of 67 out of its 72 examinees passed, with a passing percentage of 93.06 percent. According to the PRC, 1,819 out of 2,538 hurdled the Electronics Technicians Licensure Examination. Source: Philippines News Agency

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