DepEd sets qualifying exams for school heads on May 26

DepEd sets qualifying exam for school heads on May 26

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 12:31 PM February 27, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has set the National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) for the fiscal year 2023 on May 26, 2024, nationwide.

According to DepEd in releasing memorandum No. 13, S. of 2024, passing the NQESH is one of the prerequisites for aspiring applicants for Principal and Assistant Principal positions in public elementary and secondary schools.


“In this regard, the DepEd, through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), shall administer the 2023 NQESH through a secured online platform at a designated examination site on May 26, 2024,” the memo read.


“The examination shall be administered simultaneously nationwide,” it added.

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DepEd said aspiring NQESH takers must meet the following qualifications and have acquired any of the following experience requirements as of February 29, 2023:

  • One year as head teacher
  • Two years as master teacher
  • Two years as teacher-in-charge

Teaching experience for five years as follows:

  • Teacher III or other teacher positions with the same salary grade;
  • Incumbent public school teacher who has managerial and supervisory experience in a DepEd-recognized private institution or Commission on Higher Education-recognized higher education institution
  • Aggregate experience as head teacher, TIC, master teacher, and teacher III

Prior to the conduct of the exams, activities for the application, submission of requirements and mock tests are as follows:

  • March 6-15, 2024 – Online application
  • March 6-22, 2024 – Evaluation and validation of documents
  • March 27, 2024 – Release of the final list of examinees and examination sites through a regional memorandum
  • May 5, 2024 – First mock examination
  • May 19, 2024 Second (final) mock examination

After the exams, DepEd said official results will be published through another DepEd memorandum.

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