University of Cebu sweeps top 10 in naval board exams
MANILA, Philippines – The University of Cebu (UC) dominated the recent 2017 Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Licensure Examinations, producing all the top 10 examinees.
In the results released Monday, October 9, the 12 names that landed in the top 10 were all products of UC with Jayvie Orbeso Albarando emerging as the No. 1 placer with a rating of 89.80%.
No. 2 was Randolph Diez Tabernero with a score of 89.60%, while Reanne Pil Mangubat and Lyndon Hanz Pitogo Pernites were joint third placers with identical 89.40% ratings.
Only 51 examinees out of 117 takers passed the naval architect and marine engineer licensure examinations.
“One of our core values is excellence and we drill excellence in our students. This is evident in the results of the board exam," said UC chancellor Candice Gotianuy
She said that they had no knowledge of what was the content of the exam and, according to her, their students had a hard time especially in the mathematics portion.
But their students still managed to rise above the others.
Despite excellence being practiced by the students, Gotianuy admitted that they did not expect all the top 10 spots to be occupied by their graduates.
“We’re overjoyed and overwhelmed by this because we did not expect this," she added in a phone interview.
The university consistently produced the topnotchers in the said board examinations. As a reward, the university gives away cash incentives to the topnotchers and their mentors.
In the past, UC gave a car to topnotchers. Meanwhile, they handed out P50,000-P100,000 cash incentives to the other top placers. The mentors, on the other hand, received P100,000.
Gotianuy also said that there was no single formula for success but one of the key factors that helped their students was the mentorship their teachers offered.
You can view the list of passers this year here. – Rappler.com