Almost 13,000 pass teachers' licensure exams in April

A total of 12,946 teachers out of more than 62,000 examinees passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given last April in the Philippines and Hong Kong, according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT).

Of the successful examinees, 5,221 of 33,023 passed the LET for elementary teachers with a passing rate of 15.81 percent, while 7,690 secondary teachers out of 29,267 examinees passed the LET for high school teachers with a passing rate of 26.28 percent.

Meanwhile, 35 others out of 339 examinees passed the LET for the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (A.T.E.P.).

Examination Results of two examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities.

The University of the Philippines was the top performing school in the LET for secondary teachers with 69 of 71 examinees passing the exam.

To view the complete list, see:

* Results of Licensure Examination for Teachers - Elementary
* Results of Licensure Examination for Teachers - Secondary
* Results of Licensure Examination for Teachers - ATEP

The Board for Professional Teachers is composed of Dr. Faith Bachiller, chairman; Dr. Reynaldo Peña and Dr. Jesus Nieves, members.

The exam was held last April 3 in 14 testing centers in Lucena, Tuguegarao, Metro Manila, Region IV, Tacloban, Legazpi, Iloilo, Zamboanga, Pagadian, Baguio, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, and Hong Kong.

The requirements for the issuance of a Certificate of Registration and a Professional Identification Card (ID) are the following:Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal

latest Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)

1 piece 1" x 1" picture (colored with white background and complete name tag);

2 pieces 2" x 2" picture (colored with white background and complete name tag);

metered documentary stamp for the Oath Form and

the initial registration fee of P600 and annual registration fee of P450 for 2011-2014.The successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The registration date for the issuance of the IDs and certifications will be announced at a later date. — VS, GMA News

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