PRC: “Ngayong taon na ito, wala na tayong nakansela na exams kasi unti unting bumalik na ang normalcy”
PRC — The Professional Regulation Commission said that at least 23 more board exams would be held this year.
PRC National Capital Region (NCR) Director Lord Louis Valera said at a public briefing that at least 71 board exams were given since January 2022, with 23 more board exams to be held from October 21 to December 22.
In the 71 board exams conducted, Valera said that 116,302 examinees passed the licensure examinations for teachers, nurses, engineers, architects, social workers, and physicians, among others.
According to Valera, the agency was also prioritizing health-related board exams as the Philippines needed more healthcare workers amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Valera also said that there were no canceled board exams this year as the country transitioned to the new normal amidst the pandemic.
“Ngayong taon na ito, wala na tayong nakansela na exams kasi unti unting bumalik na ang normalcy at confident na rin ang ating mga examinees ganun din ang ating examination personnel,” Valera said. “Meron na tayong vaccines at booster na rin ang karamihan at alam na rin mas naging maingat na rin ang mga tao.”
Valera added that the agency also strictly implemented health and safety protocols during licensure examinations in order to ensure the safety of the examinees and the personnel.
Last week, PRC was requesting for an additional budget in order to expand its computerized board exams.
PRC Commissioner Dr. Jose Cueto Jr. said that the said additional budget, which wasn’t part of the proposed 2023 budget for the agency, will help the regional offices follow the computer-based licensure examinations conducted by the Metro Manila offices.