Engr. Noces and Engr. OnzaThe Pangasinan State University – Urdaneta Campus produced three topnotchers and a new set of engineers in the September 2016 Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) and Registered Master Electrician (RME) Licensure Examination released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Engr. William Noces placed 2nd in the REE and landed 10th in the RME gaining the scores of 91.10% and 88.50% respectively. Engr. Jayson Onza, on the other hand, notched the 8th rank in the REE garnering the average score of 89.40%. Completing the campus’ topnotchers list is Engr. Javlin Domaoan Badua who secured the 6th spot in the RME examination with the average score of 90.50%.

Engr. Daisy Agpaoa, a faculty member from the Electrical Engineering Department, shared that she’s overwhelmed and very thankful for the remarkable result of the examinations as it only proves that they are still able to produce topnotchers in the national level. “The last time na nagkaroon tayo ng topnotcher sa Electrical Engineering was in 1991 and it’s a good thing that after more than 2 decades ay nakapag-produce tayo ulit,” she relates. She also commended the success of their former students. “Masisipag talaga sila magaral, they are hardworking and diligent, even when they were still my students ay makikita mo talaga that someday they would really excel,” she said. Furthermore, Engr. Agpaoa also said that their exposure to different competitions during their college years had also been a great help in honing their talents. “Palagi rin sila sa mga competitions like RQS and Math Wizard noon which is nakatulong na mahubog sila,” she added.

Of the 28 first time examinees who took the September 2016 REE, none of them failed, giving PSU a 100% passing rate as compared to the 68.46% national passing rate. In relation, it has already been 6 consecutive years to date that the Electrical Engineering Department celebrates 100% passing rate streak during September examinations only. Meanwhile, 29 out of 30 RME takers passed, mustering a 96.67% passing rate as compared to the 68.08% national passing rate.

For the school’s performance of the September 2016 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination, PSU marked an over – all rating of 93.33% from a total of 28 first time takers and 2 repeaters.

According to Engr. Jennilyn Calip, the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department, this unprecedented board exam result is the fruit of collective effort of all the faculty members who, in one way or another, extended their hands and hearts in helping the students intellectually, morally and financially. “We are so proud of them. Their success, of course, can also be considered as our success… We also appreciate the financial aid that we received from the administration… We will always give our best in providing our students with quality education,” she said.