THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) has authorize medical schools to admit students who have not taken the National Medical Admission Test, subject to their regular admission requirements.
Ched Chairman J.E Prospero De Vera III, in a released statement Wednesday, July 2, 2020, said this is only for the A.Y 2020-2021 as the Center for Educational Measurement failed to administer the NMAT last March also due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and community quarantine protocols.
"The Commission, in its en banc meeting on June 30, 2020, responded to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the NMAT which is required for admission to medical school due to the current health crisis," he said.
NMAT is a standardized test designed to upgrade the selection of applicants seeking admission to Philippine Medical Schools.
He said with the various higher education institution set to open classes starting August, the Ched decision should settle the concerns of students, parents, and HEIs offering medical education. (WBS)