Mapúa earns highest point average in PH’s 2nd TOPCIT

Mapúa University garnered the highest point average in the 2nd Test of Practical Competency in ICT (TOPCIT) in the Philippines from April 21 to 27, 2018.

Forty-four students from Mapúa’s School of Information Technology (SoIT) took the test, of which five students made it in the Top 10 overall. Robin Marcelo (photo above) ranked first and was awarded in a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Patric Kiel Navarro ranked third followed by Joshua Rodgregor Medina in fourth while John Rhey Damian and Angela De Villa were tied in fifth place. Mapúa University earned an average score of 175 points versus the Philippines’ overall 108 score average and Korea’s 149 point average.

The 2nd TOPCIT Philippines was conducted by the country’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP). TOPCIT was founded in 2014 to assess the competency of information technology (IT) specialists, software developers, and information and communication technology (ICT) students of higher education institutions around the globe. TOPCIT is composed of seven test categories, namely, Software, Database, Network and Security modules for the technical field of ICT and IT Business, Technical Communications and Project Management modules for the business field of ICT, and the Integrated Field.