Iloilo City – Independence is not just freedom from the oppression of violence or hunger but also from ignorance and lack of opportunities for a quality life.
As part of its Independence Day celebration, the Department of Education (DepEd) through the National Educational Testing and Research Center will administer the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) and the Philippine Validating Test with free registration on June 12, 2008.
Corazon Polohan, Chief, DepEd Alternative Learning System (ALS) said the PEPT is a battery of academic tests used to asses knowledge, skills and work experiences acquired by school dropouts, school levers and average in-school youths which are accredited for academic equivalency.
Polohan said the test is for overage youths in the elementary and secondary students and those who stopped schooling and would like to continue.
Those interested should register with the following documents at hand: 2 pieces 1×1 ID picture, certificate from school or barangay that applicant is an OSY, birth certificate or transcript of record indicating the grade last completed, at the ALS office at DepEd, Duran St., Iloilo City.
Deadline for registration is may 31, 2008, although walk in registrants will still be accepted, on the day of the test.
The testing centers will be at the Division of City schools for Iloilo and at the Iloilo National High School for Iloilo province.
Polohan said the activity is in accord with a memorandum from Education Secretary Jeslie Lapus, dated May 13, which said that the event on June 12 is the agency’s response to the Arroyo administration’s thrust on access to basic education.