A GRADUATE of University of Mindanao in Davao City (UM-Davao) topped the June 2022 Criminologist Licensure Examination.

Based on the latest result released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Monday, July 25, Bachelor of Science in Criminology graduate Lyen Carel Garcia ranked first out of ten top notchers nationwide with a rating of 90.70 percent.

He is also only one of two top notchers from a Mindanao institution, along with Jelera Cumayas from the Iligan Medical Center College Inc. who ranked tenth with a rating of 88.15 percent.

In a viral online post, Garcia posted a photo that showed the four sides of his room were mounted with study notes and reviewers, and the stacks of books that guided him throughout his review for the exam.

“There's no success without hardship. Kung gusto mo, pagpapaguran mo (You have to work hard for what you want),” Garcia said in his social media post on July 25.

Meanwhile, Garcia’s alma mater, UM-Davao, earned a 60.87 percent passing rate wherein 154 passed out of 253 examinees. Of this, 73.42 percent or 116 first time examinees passed, as well as 40 percent or 57 repeat takers.

The UM Digos College have a 58.33 percent passing rate wherein 63 passed out of 108 hopefuls. In UM-Tagum, 129 passed out of 307 resulting in a passing rate of 42.02 percent, while UM-Bansalan had 34.18 percent composed of 27 passers out of 79 examinees.

Other institutions also garnered significant passing rates, including Saint Mary’s College Tagum with 66.67 percent, Davao Central College with 47.12 percent, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology with 44.57 percent, and Cor Jesu College Holy Cross of Digos with 44 percent.

Holy Cross of Davao College earned a 30.61 percent passing rate, Davao Winchester Colleges with 26.23 percent, and Holy Child School of Davao with 24 percent.

According to PRC, 12,698 examinees passed the June 2022 Criminologist Licensure Examination out of 41,913 total takers.

The University of the Cordilleras, with 94.37 percent passing rate, is the top performing school with 50 or more examinees and with at least 80 percent passing percentage. It is followed by the University of Iloilo with 84.48 percent. ICM