The results of the 2020-2021 Bar examinations will be released on April 12 once approved by the Court En Banc, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
“The 2020-21 Bar Examinations Committee Chairperson, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, today asked the Court to hold a special En Banc session next Tuesday, April 12, 2022, for the purpose of considering his report on the first-ever digitalized and regionalized Bar examinations and the release of results,” the SC said in a press release.
The high court said oath-taking of successful examinees will be on May 2, 2022.
“The venue, time, and other details of the oath-taking shall be announced later,” it added.
After two postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bar exams were finally held on February 4 and 6 this year.
It was the first time that the exams were held in multiple venues. It was shortened to two days instead of four, and conducted digitally with examinees bringing their own laptops and downloading questions from a secured online application.
This exam also had the biggest batch of Bar candidates with a 96.5 percent turnout – or more than 11,000 law graduates.
Leonen earlier announced there were approximately 219 Bar examinees who were unable to take the Bar Examinations after having tested positive for COVID-19.
There were also a number of examinees who were disqualified to take the Bar Examinations for violating the clearly published policies of the Office of the Bar Chairperson and their Honor Code.
Leonen said the Office of the Bar Chairperson received reports of examinees who deliberately entered the local testing centers without disclosing that they had previously tested positive for COVID-19; who smuggled mobile phones inside the examination rooms; and who accessed social media during lunch break inside the premises.