Bill banning ‘no permit, no exam’ policy approved
MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel on Monday approved with amendments a proposed measure that would ban the “no permit, no exam” policy in both public and private schools.
House committee on higher and technical education chair and Baguio City Rep. Mark Go told the panel that the penal clause in House Bill No. 1160, or the proposed “Anti-No Permit, No Exam Act of 2019,” may have to be reconsidered.
HB 1160, introduced by Kabataan party-list Rep. Raoul Danniel Manuel, would make it unlawful for any education institution, whether public or private to disallow any student from taking any midterm or final examination due to nonpayment of tuition and other school fees.
The proposed measure would penalize school officials and employees, including deans and professors, with fines of P20,000 to P1 million.
—JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE