NIT grad lands 2nd place in Master Plumber exams
By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Naval, Biliran (12 September) -- A 23 year-old fresh graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) of Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) landed second place in the Master Plumber Licensure Examinations simultaneously held in the cities of Manila, Davao and Cebu in September 2007.
Bryan Carl Ramirez Rivera of NIT, who graduated in March this year, shared the second place with Andre-Paul Cabalog Ampong of Silliman University with a rating of 80.50%.
The two topnotchers were part of the 168 successful examinees out of the 429 examinees who took the licensure examinations.
The top post was occupied by Jay Ryan Rivera Santos of the University of Santo Tomas with a rating of 81.20%.
One also of the examinees who landed in the top ten particularly occupying the 10th place is Alyanna Potot Hipe, a graduate of the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) in Catarman, Northern Samar with a rating of 78.50%.
Only NIT and UEP are among the tertiary schools in Eastern Visayas that are included in the top ten.
Rivera who was a product of the Cathedral School of La Naval, a private secondary school located in Naval, Biliran entered STI College in Tacloban City for only one semester as a computer science student in 2001-2002 prior to his fresh start as a civil engineering student at NIT in the first semester of school year 2002-2003.
At NIT, Rivera was a consistent honor student from first year up to the time he graduated from the college of engineering, however, being a transferee deprived him of being chosen as cum laude of this year's graduating civil engineering students.
Dr. Nisa T. Lumbab, NIT college registrar confided that Rivera was the school's bet in the forthcoming civil engineering licensure examinations to be conducted in November this year.
She said that the school is expecting Rivera to land in the top ten of the coming civil engineering licensure examinations considering the capability of the guy.
Meanwhile, in a brief telephone interview with Dr. Edita S. Genson, she said that she felt elated with the outstanding performance brought by Rivera to the school.
However, the newly re-appointed NIT President emphasized that what is more important is to work hard silently for the development of the school without bragging of whatever accomplishments received by the school or of whatever accomplishments it will have in the future as she said let us leave to the people in the community to discover later the notable achievements of the college. (PIA-Biliran) [top]