The PRC was studying the possibility of abolishing board exams
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) was currently studying the possibility of abolishing government licensure examinations.
In a virtual briefing, PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said that they’re studying the possibility of abolishing board and Bar exams. However, Pilando said that those examinations were mandated by the law and also stressed that policymakers have the last word.
“‘Yan ay pinagaaralan din namin pero ‘yang mga examinations po ay mandated by the law. We defer to the policymakers…,” Pilando said when asked for his comment on the statement of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on dropping board and Bar exams.
Pilando also said that there were 46 regulated professions.
According to Pilando, the arguments for conducting examinations were to have a national qualification system of producing professionals because professionals didn’t have the same background.
“Ang arguments for conducting examinations ay para may national qualification system of producing professionals dahil hindi pare-pareho ang pinanggalingan ng mga professionals natin,” Pilando said.
Earlier this month, Bello floated the idea during a meeting with the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) and the PRC Board of Nursing.
Bello argued the students’ several years of education were already enough to gear them for work. However, the PNA said that it didn’t support the proposal.
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