Poorly Performing Nursing Schools in Davao City

A top official of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) in Davao told underperforming nursing schools in the region to shape up or risk eventual closure.

This was revealed after a tallying result of the nursing board exams made by Ched central office showed that only seven out of 20 nursing colleges in the region performed above the national passing percentage during the 2009 nursing licensure examinations.

In a data tallying the results of the nursing board exams nationwide, less than half of the region’s nursing schools have overall passing rates above the national passing percentage of 40.70 percent.


University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City.

Ched-Davao Director Edward Aquino identified the 13 non-performing schools as follows:

Mindanao Medical Foundation College
Passing rate of 12.34 percent as 132 out of its 1,070 students passed;

Arriesgado College Foundation Inc.
26.83 percent passing rate or 121 out of 451 of its students passed;

John Paul II College
26.26 percent passing rate as 52 out of 198 students passed;

Polytechnic College of Davao del Sur
Passing rate of 23.88 percent as 69 out of 289 passed;

University of Mindanao-Tagum
Passing rate of 23.74 percent as 33 out of 139 passed;

University of the Immaculate Conception-Davao
Passing rate of 22.30 percent as 33 out of 148 passed;

North Davao College-Tagum Foundation
17.97 percent or 94 out of 523 passed;

Davao Oriental State College of Science & Technology
Passing rate of 35.29 percent as 12 out of 34 students passed;

University of Mindanao-Digos College
Passing rate of 23.75 percent as 19 out of 80 students passed;

Holy Child School of Davao
Passing rate of 21.95 percent as 9 out of 41 passed;

Mati Doctors College
Passing rate of 20.37 percent as 11 out of 54 passed;

Davao Merchant Marine Academy
Passing rate of 15.38 percent as 14 out of 91 passed; and

Tecaro College Foundation Inc.
Passing rate of 9.52 percent as eight out of 84 students passed.

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