The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation (PhilNITS) announces that 29 examinees have passed the certification exams held on April 2 this year conducted in major testing centers throughout the country.
PhilNITS president Maricor Akol said that the passing mark represents 7.4 percent out of the 392 examinees who took the tests from the 455 registered applicants.
Those who passed the exams were Giovanni Aninon, Issa Ariza, Mae Basilla, Geneveso Bearneza, Rhaniel Borja, David Brown, Oliver Chan, Terri-Ann dela Cruz, Emily Dime, Kristine Echica, Brian Esquillona, Morris Estepa, Gerson Guba, Kenichiro Kumagai, Kenny Kung, Jeffrey Lui, Eduardo Macalinao Jr., Anthony Machacon, Juan Paolo Magcalas, Ferdinand Modancia, Rommel Marasigan, Lady Mari Ocampo, Rhoy Ong, Kim Roa, Gladys Ruiz, Rea Tanguilig, Charles Torrejos, Chellie Solis and Mitozcelle Valenzuela.
Akol said that the rate is now much lower than that of the previous exam. Last year, 66 passed the PhilNITS exams with a passing rate of 14.2 percent out of the 464 examinees who took the exams.
The successful examinees are assured of a working visas for one to five years in Japan which is currently in need of thousands of certified IT engineers and professionals.
Now on its fourth year of operation, the seventh PhilNITS FE exams covered fundamentals in IT, programming, networking, systems development and operation, hardware and software and database technologies, operations research and multimedia.
Akol, who is also chairperson of the seven-nation IT Professional Examination Council (IPEC) said that PhilNITS is developing common standard exams where suceesful examinees in the Philippines are recognized in other six countries — Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Mongolia.
The PhilNITS’ certification program is part of the Japanese government’s grant to the Philippines, the objective of which is to improve the global competitiveness of the Filipino IT professionals.