PSHS-CVisC improves UPCAT passing rate to 96.61%, produces 2 Oblation scholars
In the latest UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) results released last February 2, 2013, 57 out of 59 graduating scholars of Philippine Science High School – Central Visayas Campus passed the exam held last August 2012, improving the school’s previous passing percentage of 95.12% in the 2012 results. Two scholars from the school had made it to the top 50 UPCAT examinees, making them eligible to be Oblation scholars, should they choose to enter UP.
CVisC’s 57 successful examinees were just among over 12,700 UPCAT qualifiers out of the possible record-breaking 75,000 expected students who took the latest UPCAT, which consist of five subtests: Language Proficiency, Science, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Essay as latest addition.
Pisay – Central Visayas was able to maintain the increasing trend of passing percentage who previously got 64% in 2010 (16/25), 90.9% in 2011 (30/33), and 95.12% in 2012 (39/41).
Oblation Scholarship qualifiers, Lowelyn Anne Itang and James Christian Relampagos, should they enter UP, will be free from tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees and will receive semestral book subsidy, monthly incentive allowance, and transportation allowance.
Aside from qualifying the Oblation Scholarship, Itang and Relampagos are also eligible to take up the Intarmed Program for being at the top 50 female and top 50 male, respectively, of the UPCAT qualifiers. Intarmed, which stands for Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine, is the seven-year program of the UP College of Medicine which shortens the whole medical education by two years.
Since 2010, the school has now produced a total of five Intarmed qualifiers, three of whom are Oblation scholars, from the four batches of UPCAT examinees.