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UP postpones nationwide admissions test due to typhoon Mangkhut

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By MB Online

The University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) scheduled on Sept. 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday) has been postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut.

University of the Philippines Diliman | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

University of the Philippines Diliman | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

“The UP Office of Admissions will be postponing the administration of the UPCAT 2019 nationwide,” the UP System announced on Wednesday.

“This decision is based on consultation with UP System officials and weather experts on the latest forecast on Typhoon Ompong and its expected impact on Northern Luzon and Eastern Seaboard including Western Visayas, and in consideration of the nationwide scope of the exam that entails synchronized travel arrangements among others which pose undue risks to both UPCAT examinees and UPCAT personnel,” it continued.

“The Office will announce a new date as soon as possible and provide instructions to all examinees,” the UP System added.

Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., Vice President for Public Affairs of UP System, told DZMM in an interview that the examination materials and protocols will all be coming from Metro Manila, which will be directly hit by the super typhoon over the weekend.

Moreover, Dalisay explained that it will take UP officials at least two weeks to reschedule the college admission test since they will be observing the condition of the testing sites as well as creating new agreements with the testing centers and proctors.

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