UPD recognized for top performance in social workers’ oath-taking

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) named UP Diliman (UPD) as one of the top-performing schools in the September 2023 Licensure Examination for Social Workers. The University was recognized at the social workers’ oath-taking on Nov. 17 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel.

Dela Cruz (holding the plaque) at the oath-taking ceremony. Photo from the CSWCD Facebook page

All 30 examinees fielded by the UPD College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) passed the examination. This gave UPD a 100% passing rate and the number 1 spot along with three other schools. To qualify as a top-performing school, an institution must have fielded 10 or more examinees and have an at least 80% passing rate.

During the oath-taking, CSWCD Dean Lenore Polotan dela Cruz and CSWCD Department of Social Work Chair Rosalie Quilicol received the plaque and certificate of recognition.

CSWCD alumni Patricia Marie R. Imperial (Rank 1, 88.6%), Queenie Ann C. Umadhay (Rank 2, 87.2%), and Maria Theresa D. Lucas (Rank 4, 86.6%) were also honored at the ceremony for earning the top ratings in the examination.

Imperial delivering her message. Photo from the CSWCD Facebook page.

Imperial reminded the new registered social workers of the power their knowledge carries and to be mindful of how they will wield it.

According to the PRC, 3,878 of 6,833 examinees passed the Licensure Examination for Social Workers given by the Board for Social Workers in the National Capital Region, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.