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MCL credits OBE for impressive IE exam results

Malayan Colleges Laguna’s alpha batch of industrial engineering (IE) graduates attained a 100% passing rate in the 4th Certified IE Exam, with three Malayans grabbing the second, third, and eighth places. In the photo, the IE students who passed the exam pose for photo along with Engr. Rachel Villanueva, the industrial engineering program chair.

As one of the pioneers of the outcomes-based education (OBE) system in the country, Malayan Colleges Laguna’s (MCL) continuous improvement of its programs and curriculum has led to numerous achievements in the past year alone.

In another impressive performance, MCL’s alpha batch of industrial engineering (IE) graduates attained a 100% passing rate in the 4th Certified IE Exam, with three Malayans grabbing the second, third, and eighth places.

The topnotchers were IE graduates Ivan Mikhail Reyes (2nd) and Kris Bernadette Magaling (third) and faculty member Ezhra Godilano (8th).

Engr. Maribel G. Songsong, dean of Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna (MITL), expressed her excitement in the accomplishment of her students.

"This has been another milestone for MCL and I look at it as a measure to validate how efficient we are in implementing OBE in the IE curriculum," said Dean Songsong. "Creating a culture that is learner-centered is a great challenge for an academe. It requires the cooperation of the entire community that directly influences the learning process of the students.”

She added that measures have been put in place to ensure the effective implementation of the OBE system. The measures included designing world-class curriculum to attain the desired program objectives and student outcomes, developing practical evaluation and assessment tools, and continuously checking the system to identify areas for improvement.

The MCL faculty also plays a vital role in the successful implementation of OBE. Certain teaching methods and strategies are required to also ensure that students are equipped with the right skills and knowledge at the end of their respective academic programs.

Second placer Reyes attests to the efficacy of the system, saying that studying at MCL equipped and prepared him not just for the IE exam but also for the challenges of the working world.

“I knew I was prepared for the exam because I have the necessary knowledge, skills, and technical know-how as an IE graduate of MCL. The school has instilled in us the right mindset of being a certified industrial engineer,” said Reyes.

MCL has garnered a 100% passing rate in the electrical engineering (EE), mechanical engineering (ME), and marine engineering (MarE) licensure exams. The school in Cabuyao, Laguna also obtained a high passing rate in other board exams last year.

In his previous interview, Engr. Dennis H. Tablante, the vice president For Academic Affairs, said the stellar achievements of MCL’s alpha batch in various board exams were a testament to the school’s commitment to provide knowledge and skills that would help students launch their careers successfully.

“MCL honors its word. True to its commitment, MCL has worked tremendously in the past five years to provide MCL students challenging yet inviting academic environment to ensure that they would be prepared well for their respective careers when they graduate,” he said.


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