By Myrna Alarcio
Four fresh Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSPharm) graduates of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) successfully hurdled the January 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination giving the school a 100 percent passing rate.
The passers were Charlene Baldomar, Ghenirose Javierto, Elaine Marie Lachica and Cecille May Noay. NORSU registered a 100 percent passing rate as compared to the 51.94 national passing rate set by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Services (CNDPAHS) Dean Dalisay Dumalag was very grateful towards their success. She is thankful that they have maintained the record for two consecutive years giving honor to the university.
Pharmacy Department Chair Analiza Bais shared her sentiments on the achievements of the successful passers. She added that all of their hopes were answered when the four graduates made it proving that the teachings in the Pharmacy Department of the College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences (CNDPAHS) were useful. Bais advised the students to study harder since it is the only secret to success.
A junior BS Pharmacy student named Hannah Rose Duran expressed her happiness towards the achievement of her course mates. She said that it provides an inspiration for them to study more. She was then echoed by Vilma Villegas, another Pharmacy student, who added that it also serves as a challenge for them to strive more and continue their record of producing commendable passers.
PRC announced that a total of 576 out of 1,109 takers passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in Manila, Baguio and Cebu City.