Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces the schedule of exams and online application details for March 2021 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) – Elementary and Secondary levels.
The board exams for teachers will be held on March 28, 2021 at designated testing locations in Manila and all Regional Offices nationwide.
PRC specified that the March 2021 LET are exclusive to those approved examinees of March 2020 and September 2020 only.
|Name of Examination||Date of Exam||Day||Places||Opening and Deadline of Applications|
|Professional Teachers||March 28, 2021||Sunday||NCR, All Regional Offices, Zamboanga, Bacolod, Cauayan, Dumaguete, Catanduanes, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Catarman, Jolo, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Kidapawan and Laoag||For approved examinees of March and September 2020 Professional Teachers licensure exam only|
PRC has released the complete schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL
PRC ADVISORY ON THE USE OF CALCULATOR
PRC through the Resolution No. 25 series of 2019 announced the following modifications in the list of allowable non-programmable calculators for LET.
- Only the examinees in Secondary Level major in Mathematics (under Specialization subject) are allowed to use calculator.
- The only allowed features of calculator are Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Trigonometric Function, Logarithm and xy.
- Only one (1) calculator is allowed in examination room.
The resolution shall be applied starting the September 2019 Licensure Exam for Teachers.
Per Memorandum No. 68 series of 2020, entitled “Updated Guidelines on the Strict Health Protocols to be Observed in the Conduct of Licensure Exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, examinees and examination personnel who fall under the following groups shall undergo the mandatory Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing from any of the Department of Health (DOH) accredited facilities three to five (3-5) days before the examination date/s:
1.1. Suspect cases; or
1.2. Individuals with relevant history of travel and exposure (or contact), whether symptomatic or asymptomatic; and
1.3. Health care workers with possible exposure, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.
The following exposures should have happened two (2) days before or within fourteen (14) days from onset of symptoms of a confirmed or probable case:
1.3.1. Face-to-face contact with a confirmed case within one (1) meter and for more than fifteen (15) minutes;
1.3.2. Direct physical contact with a confirmed case;
1.3.3. Direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-19 disease without using proper personal protective equipment.
In this case, examinees and examination personnel shall be required to submit the result of their RT-PCR tests.
Only those examinees with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.
However, if an examinee or examination personnel does not fall in the above-mentioned conditions, he/she may undergo a 14-day quarantine period wherein he/she is asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination date/s, provided that he/she has no close contact or exposure to the aforementioned cases, he/she shall be allowed to take/assist the examination in the absence of RT-PCR test. A Certificate of Quarantine or its equivalent signed by any of the following shall be submitted instead:
2.1. Any licensed Physician (government or private physician);
2.2. Municipal Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer or City Health Officer;
2.3. Barangay Officer visiting the examinee’s residence attesting that he/she has been in quarantine for 14 days.
3. Examinees coming from other countries should be able to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative RT-PCR test result whichever is shorter.
4. All examination personnel including the PNP/PRC Security Officers assigned in the Confidential Printing Room (CPR) and those assigned to transport and secure the test materials in various testing venues shall undergo the RT-PCR test to assure their safety as well as to those involved in the administration of examination. Only those mentioned personnel with negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine shall be allowed to assist/administer the same.
HEALTH STANDARDS FOR EXAMINEES AND EXAMINATION PERSONNEL
1. All examinees and examination personnel shall enforce the following precautionary measures among themselves:
- Observe physical distancing of two (2) meters between examinees. Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat;
- Wear face mask (at least 3-ply surgical mask, preferably N95 mask) and face shield at all times;
- Bring 70% ethyl alcohol for hand disinfection;
- Wear latex gloves for exam personnel handling the test questionnaires.
2. Examinee shall submit the duly accomplished Informed Consent (Annex A) and Health Declaration (Annex B) forms with the Notice of Admission (NOA) and the negative RT-PCR test result/Quarantine Certificate to the proctor on the examination day.
Informed Consent and Health Declaration Forms can be downloaded on the PRC official website (www.prc.gov.ph);
3. Examinees and examination personnel shall bring their own meals (pre-packed meal/snack and drink) to be eaten during breaks, while being in their assigned seats.
Face masks will only be removed when taking meals or drinks. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation during breaks;
4. Examinees shall bring their own pens, pencils and erasers. Borrowing from seatmate is not allowed to prevent cross-contamination;
5. Talking and loitering are prohibited in the hallways or in the examination room.
In September 2019 conduct of LET, 28,973 elementary teachers out of 92,440 examinees (31.34%) and 54,179 secondary teachers out of 136,523 examinees (39.68%) successfully passed.
Marlou Pugoy Camano from University of Southern Mindanao – Kidapawan ranked first in the secondary level exams garnering a rating of 93.40% followed by Jasmine Landas Cabatingan from University of Mindanao – Davao City having 92.60%.
Three (3) examinees shared the top spot in the elementary level list of topnotchers. Kezia Keren Ambag from Philippine Normal University – Mindanao, Joshua Sebigan Canseco from Mindanao State University Gen. San. and Anjo Jurado Literatus from Saint Mary’s College – Tagum, all got 92.60% rating.
University of the Philippines – Los Baños was the top performing school in the secondary level garnering 98.00% overall passing rate while University of the Southeastern Philippines – Tagum in the elementary level having 96.07%.
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