Mapúa tops 2014 geology and sanitary engineering board exams; rounds up six board No. 1s in 2014


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(L-R) Engr. Jesus Patrick Nuqui and Andrew T. Serrano top the Licensure Exams for Sanitary Engineers and Geologists respectively.

Two more graduates of Mapúa Institute of Technology add to the institute’s list of 2014 board examinations Top 1s. Engr. Jesus Patrick Nuqui secured the top spot in the September 2014 Licensure Exam for Sanitary Engineers with a rating of 86.10% and Andrew T. Serrano in the August 2014 Licensure Exam for Geologists with a rating of 87.30%, toppling over hundreds of passers.

Nuqui was joined by four other Mapúans in the Top 10 of the Sanitary Engineering board exam: Kenneth Lawrence Gayatin Gatchalian, 2nd place, 84.35%; Jayson Salazar Pahimnayan, 4th place, 84.10%; Kim Butardo, 5th place, 82.95%; and Cornelio De Leon Macapagal, 10th Place, 81.05%.

In the board exam for geologists, Kimberley M. Vitto and John Daniloff C. Mangawil joined Serrano, landing in the fourth place with 83.10% rating and fifth place with 83% rating, respectively.

For Nuqui and Serrano, being topnotchers is all about hard work and sacrifice.

As an undergraduate, Nuqui would spend most of his time reading and reviewing and made sure to eat healthy.

“[I read] books relevant to the syllabus of the EnSE board exam. [I created] my own summary for every lessons and solved plenty of problems. Of course, I ate healthy food,” said Nuqui.

Serrano took a leave from his work to review. For two months, he was reviewing for about 8 hours every day. He managed his time between reviews and other tasks, and set and achieve goals every week.

“Every morning I envision [myself] passing the board exam and I think of positive things. I reviewed with my friends. I also made sure to maintain balance in different areas of my life – especially with my family and friends,” Serrano said.

Both topnotchers agree that Mapúa’s studying environment contributed to their high scores in the board exams.

Nuqui said “the fast-paced learning brought about by the quarter system made it easier for me to absorb a lot of information in just a short period of time.” The encouragement that he got from his classmates and professors, who are industry leaders as well, had driven him to work harder and do better.

Serrano also shares that the values of hard work and passion for excellence that Mapúa instilled in him are basically the key to his achievement.

Nuqui and Serrano bring Mapúa’s 2014 board exam Top 1s to a total of six. Earlier this year, graduates Pol John A. Cruz, Leo V. Punongbayan, Von Joby M. Romero, and Harvey A. Malolos landed the Top 1 spots in electrical engineering (EE), mechanical engineering (ME), chemical engineering (ChE), and civil engineering (CE) board exams, respectively.

Also latest additions to the Institute’s long list of topnotchers are the following:

Engr. Jefferson Joseph P. Avanzado 8th Place, September 2014 Licensure Examination for Electrical Engineers Rating: 89.30%

Engr. Vhal Joseph V. Mantua 6th Place, October 2014 Licensure Examination for Mechanical Engineers Rating: 92.65%

Earlier this year, graduates Pol John A. Cruz, Leo V. Punongbayan, Von Joby M. Romero, and Harvey A. Malolos landed the Top 1 spots in electrical engineering (EE), mechanical engineering (ME), chemical engineering (ChE), and civil engineering (CE) board exams, respectively.



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