MARY the Queen College (Pampanga), Inc. (MQCPI) in Guagua town recently ranked fifth with a passing rate of 65 percent among colleges and universities that offer accountancy courses in the Philippines in 2019 as posted by the localpulse.net.
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According to the social media network, “a total of five out of 518 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in accountancy were ranked ‘Best Accountancy Schools in the Philippines for 2019’ based on their overall board exam performance in certified public accountant licensure examination this year and other factors.”
Local Pulse also said that the ranking of the colleges and universities was based on their weighted passing rate for 2019 in certified licensure examination (May and October) and their total examinees.
“If the school has at least a 60 percent weighted passing rate in the CPA board exam and with 20 or more examinees, then it proceeds to score all necessary factors, namely, weighted passing rate (40 percent), number of examinees (20 percent), top-performing examinees (10 percent), accreditation status (20 percent), and faculty-student ratio (10 percent),” it said.
Other schools in the top five include De La Salle University, University of the Philippines-Diliman, University of the Philippines-Iloilo City, and Kingfisher School of Business and Finance.
It could be noted that in 2017, MQCPI ranked 20th, and ranked 15th in 2018 nationwide.
MQCPI Dean of the Institute of Accountancy Yolanda P. Manalili, guaranteed to the MQCPI community that “the Institute of Accountancy will continue to manifest its selfless dedication to bring out the best in every student”.
“We will to continue to work and collaborate with other sectors of the school including with outside networks in order to give our students the quality education they deserve to ensure better quality of life for their families, the community and the nation,” she said during the recent testimonial lunch at the MQCPI function hall.
Manalili reminded the new CPAs that their “achievement has become an inspiration to those around them”.
“I hope it encourages you more to work harder, do not falter. Keep believing in yourself. Keep the faith alive and keep the hard work going,” she said.
One of the 13 MQCPI CPA board passers, Hill M. Enriquez, made it to the top 20.
Other board passers include Princess Joy G. Amurao, John Quiel T. Carranza, Allen Vergel C. Dabu, Lira Sheene S. MaÃ±alac, Regine B. MaÃ±alac, Ronel B. Manlutac, Alma Rose D. Mendoza, Jamille S. Molina, Patricia I. Nicdao, Marjorie Z. Romero, Lalaine V. Serrano and Sharlene S. Vitug, among others.
Enriquez recalled how his journey developed before he made it to the top 20. According to him, it was a combination of sacrifice, hard work, and prayer, as he recalled he “always asked the intercession of Mary each time he prays”.
He also said that his success is not mainly all about himself but also of the whole MQC community that surrounded him during the course of his stay at MQCPI starting with the maintenance personnel, staff, administration as well as his classmates and fellow Legionnaires.
For his part, MQCPI president Michael B. Lapid lauded the 13 new CPAs including the efforts of the whole MQC community. He also emphasized the value behind MQC’s tagline, “We transform lives,” saying that “when we say we transform lives, it means all of us here contribute and do our parts in the work of transforming lives”. (PR)