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Electrical eng’g alumnus places 9th in boards

Twenty-one years after the last board placer, a magna cum laude graduate of Silliman University (SU) brought home the bacon when he ranked 9th in this year’s Electrical Engineering Licensure Examination.

Isser Kadusale broke the 21-year streak of his college not making it to the top 10 of the said board exam.

Engr. Dennis Salboro, chairperson of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department, said that the last board placer was in the year 1993 and this year’s result was very overwhelming.

Salboro added that although there is one re-taker who did not pass, the department is still very proud of all the five first-time takers who passed the examination.

“Although the SU passing percentage is 83.33%, we are still happy that the rating for first timers is 100%,” Salboro said.

In order to maintain the 100% rating, Salboro said that the department will be rigid in monitoring the performance of the students and be strict on their class standing.

“The department will also incorporate the possible problems that will come up in the examination during class discussions,” Salboro said.

Salboro stressed that this action is to ensure that the graduates of electrical engineering are competent in the real world.

“We are talking about electricity here. We cannot simply give our future, our lives, and our safety to people who are not capable. The department will still push through with quality rather than quantity,” Salboro said.

As an advice to the next batch of examinees, Kadusale said that starting from their fourth and fifth years, electrical engineering students should start studying their lessons and be diligent during the review.

“Study the Philippine Electrical Code ahead of time for it will surely come out in the examination,” Kadusale said.

Four of his batch mates also passed. They are Giselle Ree M. Belnas, Eduardo T. Obial Jr., Louis Gerard C. Rotea, and Johara M. Villanueva.

By Nova Veraley V. Grafe

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