SC postpones 2020 Bar exam
MANILA, Philippines — The 2020 Bar examination will be postponed in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, its social and economic effects, and the strict community quarantine.
“Upon the recommendation of the 2020 Bar examinations Chairperson, and in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, as well as the social and economic disruption caused by the pandemic and the resulting Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Supreme Court en banc resolved to postpone the 2020 Bar Examinations,” read the Bar Bulletin No. 11 signed by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, chairman of the 2020 Bar Examination Committee.
The postponement is to give the high court enough time to make the necessary adjustments for the safe and orderly conduct of the examinations.
“The new schedule shall be announced in a separate Bar bulletin by June 2020 when the current adjustments to the present pandemic become clearer,” the Bar Bulletin further stated.
But definitely, the examination will be set “sometime in 2021.”
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