Number of LET passers this year, lowest in history


Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the result of the March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers with this year’s LET passers the lowest in history.

According to Carl E. Balita of Carl Balita Review Center, the result of this year’s exam is alarming.

“We have this teachers na grumaduate pero di kayang ipasa ang board exam. Nakakapangamba na di natin masuplayan yong sariling nating pangangailangan,” he said.

Read: Top 10 Passers: 2017 LET Board Exam Elementary Level

The Philippines is facing a shortage of teachers. At least 53,000 will be needed for public schools across the country as the first batch of grade 12 students will start this year.

Read: Top 10 Passers: 2017 LET Board Exam Secondary Level

However, the Department of Education (DepEd) is confident that they can fill the shortage of teachers. “Marami naman talagang guro na nakapasa nung araw na hindi pa rin naman nakukuha,” DepEd ASEC. Tonisito Umali said.

Video courtesy: ABS CBN

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