Seven of the 10 top passers of the mechanical engineering licensure examinations including the top four are from the biggest school north of Manila, the Saint Louis University.
Nathanel Beaver Mendoza garnered 90.05 to top the August 2021 board examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission.
Only 247 out of the 621 examinees (39.77 percent) in hurdling the tests given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering in Baguio, Cotabato, Lucena, Pangasinan, Tacloban and Zamboanga.
He led a male dominated top 10 that include fellow Louisians Christian Justin Sese (89.90), Jayshey Baguidudol (89.70), Marvin Louis Ferrer (89.65), as well as sixth ranked Emmanuel Villasin (88.50), eighth ranked Jezreel John Sannadan (88.25) and 10th placed Mario Ibay (88.00).
Karlo Ornieta of Ateneo de Davao broke the top five with a rating of 89.0, Alec Christian Cervantes of University of Mindanao in Davao City, meanwhile, was at seventh spot, with 88.35 percent.
The pair of Brian Dominick of University of Batangas and Earl Jerico Ricalde of President Ramon Magsaysay State University of Iba, Zambales both scored 88.05 to take the ninth spot.
SLU had the most number of first time examinees with 149 of whom 89 passed and 40 failed or a passing mark of 53.85. Some 14 of the 26 second time examinees-graduates of the school also hurdled the examinations for a 53.85 percent performance.
Over-all the school with more than 30,000 students have 103 newly recognized mechanical engineers while 72 others will need to take the board anew or an over-all performance rating of 58.86 percent.
The Batangas university, which sent one to the top 10 list has the second most number of takers with 96, of which nearly 40 percent came out successful or 38 passers against 58 alumni who need to take it the second time.
Southern Luzon University in Lucban, Quezon sent a total of 52 examinees but only a fourth or 13 passed, while Western Mindanao State University – Zamboanga had only three passers from 55 takers or a performance rating of 5.45 percent.
UM – Davao City and Ateneo de Davao have the best rating of 100 percent after sending nine and five examinees, respectively.
University of Santo Tomas, on the other hand, has five of six passers or 83.33 percent success rate.
Last July, SLU nursing graduates were the best performing examinees for the board of exams for said profession with 100 percent after all its 75 takers succeeded.
Two of SLU’s nursing graduates- takers finished among the top 10 with Kristene Joy Turqueza and Athena Malecdan.
Saint Paul University of Tugegarao City and University of Pangasinan were rated second when 49 of the schools 51 takers passed.
Cagayan’s Capitol University had 71 passers from the 76 takers, the biggest number, or 93.42 percent passing rate, while Lorma College came in fifth with a 90 percent passing rate with 54 of 60 takers passing.
University of the Cordilleras finished sixth with an 88.24 percent passing rate after 45 of 51 examinees passed.
Last month, Monsour Salazar placed eighth in the 2021 pharmacist licensure exams, while SLU was rated fifth nationwide.
SLU had 117 passers from 126 takers or 92.86 percent passing rate in the exams topped jointly by Adamson University with all of its 37 takers passing, University of the Philippines – Manila (48 of 48) and St. Escholastica’s College – Tacloban with a perfect rating after 25 of the 25 takers passed.
UST had the most number of examinees with 154 of which 126 passed (81.52 percent).
Also last month, Noli Samonte led four other Louisians in topping the radiologic technology licensure examinations. Also in the top 10 are third ranked Ruselle Cuaresma and Russel Paulo, sixth ranke Charimar Ordonio and Azriel Paquito.
Meanwhile, SLU have reopened face to face classes in the Schools of Nursing and Natural Sciences, particularly the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department.