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464 examinees enlist for LET

11 September 2017

By Vir B. Lumicao

Participants in recent LET review.
Aspiring schoolteachers among Hong Kong OFWs should study hard for the special Licensure Examination for Teachers to be held here on Sept 24 so they could improve on the low passing rates posted in the past few years.

This was the advice of Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre during an interview with The SUN on Aug 21.

“Mag-aral silang mabuti dahil nakakahiya, ang baba ng passing rate nila,” Labatt Dela Torre said.

Last year, only 9.77%f the more than 600 examinees from Hong Kong passed the exam given on Sept. 25. The figure was drastically lower than the passing rate of 30% achieved in 2013 and the 50% posted in 2001, a record so far for Hong Kong.

Commenting on Labatt Dela Torre’s remarks, NOPT HK president Gemma A Lauraya said there was nothing to be ashamed about the low passing rate last year.

“Bakit naman nakakahiya? In any examination or assessment meron talaga Passed or Fail,” Lauraya said, adding that the OFW teachers had done their best despite their work conditions.

Even PRC had admitted that at the national level, the results were the lowest in history, she said.

“Hopefully this year, the examinees will perform better than last year at marami kesa dati ang pumasa,” Lauraya said.

She said the organization’s role is to help OFW teachers in Hong Kong take the qualifying exam here because many of them want to go home to avail of the Department of Labor and Employment’s “Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am, Sir” program, aimed at  reintegrating OFW teachers into the academic workforce.

At the end of the online registration on Aug 20, a total of 464 would-be teachers had enlisted for the annual exam, which the Professional Regulation Commission will administer in Delia Memorial School-Hip Wo in Kwun Tong.

Would-be examinees for the secondary-level test numbered 245, while 219 registered for the elementary level.

PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. extended the registration deadline, originally set for Aug 14, after the labor attaché endorsed the request of the would-be examinees and the National Organization of Professional Teachers of Hong Kong, or NOPT HK.

Lauraya said the fewer examinees this year could be because of earlier reports that there would be no LET this time. Then when the PRC announced that there would be an exam, the registration period set was rather short.

The LET will be held simultaneously with those scheduled for various cities across the Philippines on Sept 24.

The exam for would-be teachers now working in the Middle East will be held on Sept 2, the PRC announced on its website on Aug 11. It was originally set for Sept 1.

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