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Online application for LET now open

30 July 2017

By Vir B. Lumicao

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Aspiring teachers among the legion of Filipinos working in Hong Kong can now apply online for the Special Licensure Examination for Teachers scheduled for Sept 24, according to the Professional Regulation Commission.

PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr announced the simultaneous holding of the examination in Hong Kong and in Bangkok, Thailand, on the PRC website.

The PRC provided the link  and activated it on July 26. The deadline for application is Aug 14, 2017. The National Organization of Professional Teachers in Hong Kong is hoping the deadline would be extended.

 The only uncertainty for the examination seems to the venue.

“We’ll have a clearer picture on the LET venue next week,” Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre told The SUN in reply to an online inquiry on July 26.

He had said earlier that he was booking the Delia Memorial School Hip Wo in Kwun Tong, where the Civil Service Examination was held last November.

Ahead of the delayed announcement, aspiring applicants in Hong Kong have been reviewing for the exam for the past two months.

NOPT currently has 180 members who have been taking lessons since May 21 with the Carl Balita Review Center, the group”s president Gemma Lauraya told The SUN.

“We started the review classes earlier to anticipate concerns among the reviewees, such as not having a regular day-off, being long-time graduates who have not kept abreast with the thrusts, trends and new curriculum of basic education,” Lauraya said.

She said some of the would-be teachers have lagged far behind on current events while others seem to be not interested, and will now have to catch up fast.

NOPT’s leader said her group is praying for better results this year than the 9.8% passing rate last year. She was also profuse in thanking all the government agencies that brought the exam again to Hong Kong this year.

The basic documents required for the exam application are: a photocopy of the Transcript of Records (with or without scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purpose Only”); a photocopy of valid passport; and two passport-size pictures with a complete nametag in white background.

The exam fee of US$40 should be paid through Development Bank of the Philippines’ authorized remittance centers that would be posted on the PRC website.

After complying with the online processes, the applicants should submit their documents to the Philippine Consulate General, 1101 & 1601 Tower I, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong.

POLO will accept the printed and signed application form together with a photocopy of the remittance slip and the documentary requirements until Aug 20 only, the PRC said.

Original copies of the above mentioned document request should be presented to the PRC examination team for validation upon arrival at the exam venues.

After evaluating the applications, POLO will submit to PRC the names of pre-qualified applicants for Elementary Level and Secondary Level (per major subject of specialization) by Aug 28.

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