“The qualifying exam for Accountancy students specifically those who are [in their] third year will be pushed through as scheduled, December 14, 16, and 18 whatever happens. It is just a matter of knowing if it is on campus or online because of the situation right now,” said Accountancy Chairperson Ms. Sandra Brucal during the “Online Kamustahan” that took place this afternoon.
During the consultation, student leaders of the School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) were able to raise various concerns to the administration.
It was discussed in the virtual meeting that the qualifying examination among the third year Accountancy students will recommence by December, following the initial date given last July 2020.
The examination will be held on campus if the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) grants the school clearance to conduct it face-to-face. If not, an online platform will be used to make the exam possible.
Brucal noted that this is the only choice, for the students will be breaking out into their majors next semester; the school can no longer delay it. She also added that the Table of Specifications will be the same.
The deferred preliminary examinations for computational courses as well as midterm examinations for all Accountancy and Management students will be conducted over the course of two weeks—the second and third week of October (October 12 to October 24).
Students are to expect synchronous classes during the first week of examinations for courses that did not defer their preliminary examinations, but no synchronous classes will be held during the second week.
The Accountancy Chairperson stated, “We will release a schedule of your exam just like on campus, hoping we can release it by October 7, at least. As mentioned by the Dean, for October 12 and 13 it will be still for the general education courses, and October 14 to 24 will be for Management and Accountancy courses.”
Brucal announced that the midterm exam will be administered through Canvas as the school is still not allowed to do it on campus.
The meeting was also attended by the SBA Dean, Dr. Lina Ramoneda, Associate Dean of SBA, Dr. Albert Morales, and student leaders from the College Student Council of SBA (CSC-SBA), Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), Management Society (ManSoc), Juris Orbis (JO), and the Enterprise.
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