Siguro it'a about time to be realistic. Engineering requires a very high level aptitude in Math and Analysis. I would say na above average dapat sa academics ang student in high school para qulified siya sa Engineering course.. And most of the Elite, yun mga may utak at may pera would normally go to the BIG3(UP,ADMU,DLSU). And if I am not mistaken, the tuition fee for Engineering course in MAPUA is higher than the tuition fee in UE,Adamson, UST, FEU and other universities., I suppose this is one of the reasons why those above average students who do not make it to the BIG3 would prefer going to other uniiversities instead of MAPUA. So, kaunti na lang ang natira at malamang yon mga ibang matatalino who can't afford the tuition in MAPUA and the other mentioned universities would either go to PUP, TIP or TUP or sa iba pang school na mas mura ang tuition. Kaya kaunti na lang ang natira from the above average students. At marami sa kabataan ngayon ay hindi na aware about the golden and glorious past ng MAPUA sa Engineering course.
Kaya ang suggestion ko e tanggapin na natin na gone are to gold old days. Of course this does not mean that MAPUA can no longer produce good and excellent Engineers.
Ang suggestion ko ay bakit hindi na lang ibaling ang MAPUA ang focus na mag-excel and be more competetive sa ibang fields say Accounting, Education, mga Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.. Why not open and offer new Board courses. Kasi sa akin, a student may not be good in Egineering but he/she may excel in accounting or in other courses. Truth hurts but we should be realistic and be practical. Bakit di gayahin ang SLU , USC to name a few, aside from Engineering , these schools excel in most of the other Board courses. Sorry to say but they have long overtaken MAPUA long long time ago.