The Department of Education (DepEd) released an advisory yesterday regarding the postponement of the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) due to the "operational and administrative limitations" brought about by Typhoon Pedring. NCAE in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, CAR, and the NCR is moved from the original date of September 28 to September 30, 2011.
NCAE is given to third and fourth year high school students in both public and private secondary schools to determine the interest and career inclination of the students. The results help students in deciding which course to take up in college.
Here is the advisory released by DepEd:
Due to operational and administrative limitations caused by Typhoon Pedring in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, CAR, and the NCR, DepEd Undersecretary Alberto Muyot announced the postponement of the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) from September 28 to September 30, 2011 to allow for the preparation of test centers and delivery of test materials on September 29.
Depending on the local situation in their areas, regional and division offices may decide to further move the examination date.
All other areas shall continue to hold the NCAE on September 28, 2011 as stated in DepEd Memorandum No. 153, s. 2011 and in the enclosure of DepEd Order No. 28, s. 2011.
The DepEd will continue to closely monitor the situation of our schools in affected areas. We encourage our school and division personnel as well as communities to report damages in schools to the DepEd Operation Center that will be open 24 hours for monitoring through hotline numbers 09396521111, fax at 6337263, and email at email@example.com.