(NOV. 7) The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) was the top performing school at the October 2017 Board Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountants (BLECPA) with all its 69 examinees (68 first timers and one repeater) passing the Board.
The only top performing school with a perfect passing rate, UPD was followed by the De La Salle University–Manila (92.66%), University of Santo Tomas (UST, 91.99%) and Ateneo de Zamboanga University (80.39%). The top performing schools have 50 or more examinees and with at least 80 percent passing percentage. Two other schools have perfect passing rates but both have only one examinee.
UPD was the top performing school for nine consecutive years (2009 to 2017 BLECPA) with a perfect passing rate in 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2011.
Of the UPD Virata School of Business 69 graduates, two also made it to the top 10: Carl Louise G. Chan, 3rd (91%) and John Lester H. Aratea, 5th (90.33%). UST’s Alfonso Solomon R. Magno notched the top spot with a grade of 91.33 percent.
According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 14,816 examinees from 495 schools took the 2017 BLECPA. Four thousand five hundred eleven passed for a national passing rate of 30.45 percent, lower than last year’s 36.48 percent (5,249 passers out of 14,390 examinees from 462 schools). Of the 495 schools, 83 have at least 50 examinees.
The examination was administered by the Board of Accountancy on Oct. 7, 8, 14 and 15 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao.
For a complete list of the result, visit http://www.prc.gov.ph/news/?id=7724.