University president wants graduates’ board exam performance boosted  

Date Posted: 08/31/2018

To encourage graduates of the Tarlac State University to perform even better in government licensure examinations, President Myrna Q. Mallari has created a committee to review the incentives being given by the university for outstanding performance in these examinations.

The university has a history of graduates passing their government licensure examinations with flying colors, but Dr. Mallari is hoping TSU’s performance will improve even more through incentives to top-performing board takers.

In a memo dated August 23, 2018, Dr. Mallari also instructed the committee do benchmarking activities in other schools and institutions to come up with the most competitive incentive packages.

Dr. Edwin Caoleng, Dean of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), and Dr. Agnes M. Macaraeg, Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), will serve as co-chairpersons of the committee.

The other members of the committee are: Dr. Theodore Timpac, Dean of the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE); Dr. Miriam Galvez, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology (CET); and Mr. Ronnie Dungo, an executive assistant at the College of Education.

In 2016, two TSU Education graduates – Richard C. Macapulay (Bachelor in Secondary Education) and Mark P. Castillo (Bachelor in Elementary Education) – ranked first in their respective LET examinations. In the same year, Liana Carla C. Luzong, a CCJE graduate, placed sixth nationwide in the Criminology board exam while Melody S. Paraon (BEED) and Rose Ann S. Tubay (BEED) landed in 10th place in LET. [By Maria Adelaida D. Calayag]