By Aries Hegina , Inquirer.net -
The summa cum laude leading this year’s batch of University of the Philippines graduates in Diliman will have the highest general weighted average (GWA) in the history of UP after World War II.
BS Biology student Tiffany Grace Uy will graduate with a GWA of 1.004. She will lead the 29 students who will graduate summa cum laude at the flagship campus of the country’s national university.
Uy’s 1.004 bested the grade obtained by BS Mathematics graduate John Gabriel Pelias in 2011. Pelias obtained the then highest post-war grade in UP with a GWA of 1.016.
In 1927, BS Business Administration graduate Exequiel Sevilla graduated with a GWA of 1.00, the highest grade a UP student can receive.
Uy received a grade of 1.00 in all subjects except Art Studies where she obtained a grade of 1.25.
UP grants the honor of summa cum laude to students who obtain a GWA of 1.20 or higher.
UP Diliman will also witness the march of 248 magna cum laude and 920 cum laude graduates.
This year’s commencement exercise will mark the first time that a UP graduation was held in June due to the academic calendar shift. KS
- This story originally appeared at Inquirer.net. Photo from UP Diliman website.