Ciento Por Ciento UNP leads midwifery schools in board exam

The University of Northern Philippines is the top-performing school in the 2023 Midwife Licensure Examination (MLE).

With a 100% passing rate (40 out of 40 takers), the University led other nine schools in the roster of best midwifery schools in the country. Results were announced on November 9, 2023.

Others in the roster of the best are Bohol Island State University, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Cavite State University, Ifugao State University, Tagoloan Community College, UP School of Health Sciences—Leyte, Gordon College, Occidental Mindoro State College, and Kolehiyo ng Lungsod ng Dasmariñas.

Overjoyed with the result, Dr. Joussie Bermio, dean of the College of Health Sciences, shared that the achievement stands as a paramount accomplishment under the Cadorna administration.

“This success symbolizes the unwavering dedication and commitment exhibited by the University’s faculty towards delivering high-quality education. It also signifies the administration’s robust support system catering to the educational requirements of its graduating students,” she added.

Prof. Lowie Lynette Q. Basconcillo, head of the Midwifery program, also said: “This accomplishment means maintaining the program’s standards and doing the best we can to provide quality education and train competent graduates.”

Previously, UNP was declared the Top 5 performing school in the country in the November 2022 MLE. On top of this are four regional topnotchers.

Dean Bermio shared that unwavering moral support was provided to students from the application process to the day of the board examination. Accordingly, these concerted efforts represent the preparatory steps taken to sustain and further enhance the exceptional performance demonstrated.

Prof. Basconcillo shared that in preparation for the board exam, the faculty members held review classes. In addition, they also integrated one course in the curriculum, titled Seminar in Midwifery, which trains students to take the board exam.

Takers were also encouraged to take a 45-day review in a review center, whether online or onsite.

Looking forward to the next years of the MLE, the program head admitted that it is a big challenge on their part to maintain their stature as the top performing school in the Philippines. Nonetheless, they are determined to practice consistency and exert more effort to maintain the rank. More importantly, their good performance is for others: to uplift others’ quality of life and way of living.


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