Central Luzon State University has maintained its edge over most agricultural universities in the country. In the recent Licensure Examination for Agriculturists (LEA), the university had 48% passing rate (51 out of 107 examinees) way over the 34% national passing percentage.
CLSU was behind University of the Philippines – Los Baños and Central Mindanao University.
Last year, CLSU was second (51%) in the LEA behind UPLB but ahead of Central Mindanao University. In an informal interview with Dr. Fortunato A. Battad, CLSU president emeritus, he said that the university has competent teachers and conducive learning environment. These are very important factors in the education of agriculture students and ultimately an indispensable component in the board examination.
However, he added that the quality of students is another factor that could not be discounted. Students must exert their utmost effort to benefit from the excellent academic standards that the university current maintains.