Supreme Court postpones 2020 bar exam due to COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) en banc announced Wednesday the postponement of the 2020 bar exam due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Supreme Court postpones 2020 bar exam due to COVID-19

"Upon the recommendation of the 2020 Bar Examinations Chairperson, and in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, as well as the social and economic disruption caused by the pandemic and the resulting Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc resolved to postpone the 2020 Bar Examinations," SC said in a bar bulletin.

The decision according to SC is to make adequate preparations for the safe and orderly conduct of the examinations.

2020 Bar exam chairperson Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the new schedule of the test will be announced in June, adding it would "definitely be held" in 2021.

The Bar Exams were usually held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila during all four Sundays of November.

In previous bulletin, SC already released syllabus for each subject of the next bar exams.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced 2,103 of 7,685 examinees passed the 2019 Bar exams. Mae Diane Azores of UST-Legazpi aced the exams.

— The Summit Express

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