September 2020 LET postponed

MANILA, Philippines – (Updated July 23) The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the postponement of the conduct of September 2020 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET).

September 2020 LET postponed?

UPDATE: PRC postpones September 2020 board exams: LET, REE, RME, among others

PRC cited government imposed restrictions and other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines.

Earlier, result of the House panel inquiry on upcoming of board examinations in light of COVID-19 pandemic hinted the big possibility of cancellation of LET this year.

During the virtual hearing on Tuesday, July 14, chaired by Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao, he asked PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. to discuss concerns and challenges being faced by the regulating agency.

"The status of examinations for 2020, those that have been postponed were exams for March to August," Chairman Pilando said.

SEE ALSO: New schedule of postponed March-June 2020 board exam bared

Pilando cited there are nine examinations set for September 2020 and emphasized the following issues:
  • availability of the examination venues
  • exam personnel
  • ever changing dynamic changes in the situation as defined by IATF

The Commission and the Boards made some recommendations, one of which would be prioritization of the small scale examinations for the remaining part of the year, meaning those that would involve 1,000 more or less examinees, Pilando said.

PRC and the Boards are also looking for computer-based board exams. "Unfortunately, that is not yet available for this year," he clarified.

Pilando added that PRC Main office in Manila is currently in lockdown as some employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Aside from the small scale exams, the committee agreed to focus on health-related board exams such as the physician, Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals, medical technologist (medtech), respiratory therapist, nurses and midwives, among others as needed in the continuing battle against COVID-19.

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We will focus now on medical examination and other health-related licensure examinations, Rep. Siao said in response to logistical issues raised by Northern Samar Rep. Paul Daza.

SEE ALSO: PRC plans to reschedule September 2020 Physician board exam

Of all the licensure exams being handled by the PRC, the teachers' board exam has the most number of takers. More than 200,000 aspiring educators took the LET in September 2018 and in September 2019, respectively. Adding the examinees from the postponed March 2020 exam would have a total of more than 300,000 takers for September 2020 exams.

Do you agree to push through the conduct of Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) in September 2020?
Posted by PRC Board News on Sunday, July 19, 2020

On May 9, PRC announced the rescheduling of the postponed March 2020 LET to September 2020. The agency said the deadline of filing application is until July 29. Program of licensure exam to include the community quarantine interim guidelines was also released by the agency.

SEE ALSO: PRC online application, requirements for September 2020 LET

House committee asks IATF

The PRC report will be tackled in the meeting with Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to decide whether to proceed or not on the scheduled board exams and to discuss further the health measures on board exams.

“I move that we request the IATF to include immediately in their agenda the PRC report on their plans on their various licensure board exams especially in light of the pandemic,” Daza said.

For IATF part, Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo of Department of Health (DOH) reiterates minimum health standards to proceed the examinations: adjusting the capacity of the venue, availability of handwashing section, physical distancing, regulation of flow for entrance and exit, regulation on exam break, cough etiquette, signages, visual reminders of wearing face mask and well-ventilated venue.

The Summit Express will update this site for the decision of the IATF and the development on the conduct of various licensure exam this year.

— The Summit Express


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  1. Ask Lang po.. Tuloy-tuloy pa rin po ba yung filling NG para sa exam sa September.?

  2. Sana po matului kc kawawa nmn kmi na nakikitira lng sa bahay Ng pinsan nmn para lng antayin Ang LET exam kc nung March pa sana, tas mag survey na lng PRC Kung cno willing na mag exam na lng po.. o di kayay mag pa transfer na lng po ung mas malapait sa probincia para d cla a2kyat pa po ..TY suggested lng po

  3. Nakakatakot naman po kase kung matutuloy. Parang mahabang preparasyon muna ang gagawin.

  4. The best ay magdesisyon na agad ang prc, Kasi yung IBA nag enrol pa s final coaching, yun Pala hind nmn matutuloy sayang Lang Pera....

  5. Sabihin niyo na po kasi agad please PRC tuloy ba o hindi🙏

  6. Please. Wag natin pilitin kung Di pa po pwede. Kawawa nman yung mag tatravel pa para mag take mag exam. Lalo na ngayon na parami ng parami ang positive.

  7. Tama nga nmn po ktulad k mgttravel pa dn aq pra makapg take NG exm mhrap na pati lalo na at wla pang byhe due to covid sna nmn iposponed na mna bagy sa gnto sitwsyon pare parehas Lang nmn po taung apektado Ang ranging mggwa nlang po ntn sa ngyn ayy Ang panalangin na sna mtpos natong pandemic

  8. For me poh as a concernd cetizine and one of Examines for September let exam.very risky po ung sitwasyon para sa lahat.and ng dahil xa pandemic not 100% po makakakuha ng exam.lalo na mai mga luckdown.godbless!☺

  9. For me its better to posponed nalang para sa ating kaligtasan..Marami pang panahon at hwag tayong magmadali isipin nalang natin ang kalagayan ng ating pamilya...Sana po ipaalam na agad ang memo kung matutuloy paba o hindi na hanggat maaga po para hindi po masasayang yung pera ng iba na sumali sa final coaching para panggastos nalang ng pagkain sa pamilya..Salamat po..God Bless us all.

  10. I postponed nalang po lahat ng exam this year para sa kaligtasan at mas magandang resulta sa exam. Mas safe po kase kung next year compared ngayon. Maybe next year may solution at handang hakbang na ang government.Di lang naman po kase pagwawash ng kamay at mask lang e, paano po kung meron na pala siya diba tas wala man sintomas. Ilang oras din maaano sa loob ng room yung virus nagstay na sa room nila. MOST IMPORTANT IS THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE.

  11. Kung si DepEd nagawan ng paraan,,. Sana gawan nyo rin po NG paraan Para matuloy ang September board exam,.

  12. Future teachers let's just pray na mawala na ang covid 19 virus para matloy.. at makagawa ng paraan kng paano gawing ligtas s mga magttake. Always remember na mas mahalga parin ang buhay at kailan may hndi na mababawi. Kay pray lang at pag unawa lng po.. May the Lord God protect us all, the Philippines, the front liners and our family in this pandemic. Shalom everyone.

  13. Sana po makapag decide sila ng maaga and ng tama..nakakapagod mag antay and review, may mga other concerns and activities pa as working mom beside risky talaga makipagsapalaran lalo ngagon malaki na covid cases and yung safety sana lage iconsider.Thanks po

  14. Sana po sa 1st. Week ng august maka decide na ang prc kung tuloy ba o hindi🙏

  15. Sana po maging considerate po sa mga kukuha ng exam if ever po

  16. Yung nag apply po sa let exam for march 2020 need pa po bang mag re apply ulit? May new sched. Na po ba for let exam?

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