MANILA, Philippines – Governor Jose Reaño of Romblon has announced on Thursday through a Facebook post the postponement of the September 2021 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) in Romblon upon the recommendation of their Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer (PDRRMO), Chief of Hospital, School Head, proctors and some of the Mayors of the province.
The postponement of September 2021 LET in Romblon is due to the following reasons, to quote,
1. The detection of COVID-19 Delta variant, albeit one confirmed case, and the spike of COVID-19 positive in the Province have made Romblomanons hesitant and cautious of large gatherings in which these examinations fall under (six hundred seven (607) examinees and more or less than a hundred examination personnel);
2. Conducting LEPT will be a challenge in the Provincial Capital. The RNHS is currently the ONLY Quarantine Facility in the island municipality and transferring quarantined individuals for the conduct of the examinations should be taken into consideration;
3. This office had a meeting with those who may proctor and there are only three (3) teachers who volunteered to be examination personnel due to the PRC Memorandum Order No. 68 series of 2020 where they are required to undergo the mandatory RT-PCR or 14-day quarantine. The resumption of classes will be on September 13, and our teachers will have to distribute the students’ modules (14 day quarantine can hardly be an option);
4. Romblon District Hospital (RDH), which is the only hospital within the Municipality of Romblon, now also serves as vaccination site. The conduct of RT-PCR test for the examinees/examination personnel may hamper the day to day operations and vaccination schedule; we are looking forward that most Romblomanons will be vaccinated to lessen if not avoid the severe effects of COVID-19;5. The Provincial Government of Romblon’s number one priority in these most trying times is the health and safety of every Romblomanon.
Governor Reaño said that same contents are forwarded to PRC Lucena. Meanwhile, PRC Official has yet to make an official announcement on the postponement of LET in Romblon.
The new/re-scheduled date of September 2021 LET in Romblon is yet to be announced.
The September 2021 BLEPT/ teachers licensure exams are originally scheduled on March 2020 but later re-scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now moved and subdivided into four batches in 2021-2022 due to large volume of examinees. It will now be held on September 2021, January 2022, March 2022 and June 2022.
The exams will be conducted at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region, Bacolod, Baguio, Bohol, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Catanduanes, Catarman, Cauayan, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Jolo, Koronadal, Laoag, Legaspi, Lucena, Marinduque, Masbate, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Romblon, Rosales, Tacloban, Tawi-tawi, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga and Kidapawan .
2021 Teachers Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule for 2021 LET/ Teachers board exams for the previously postponed LET due to the pandemic.
|1st Batch||September 26, 2021|
|2nd Batch||January 30, 2022|
|3rd Batch||March 27, 2022|
|4th Batch||June 26, 2022|
Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)
PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.
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