Advocates for nursing exam retake seek SC intervention
Last updated 01:01pm (Mla time) 11/03/2006
(UPDATE) THE SUPREME Court has been asked to overturn a ruling by a lower court that allowed a partial retake of the June licensure exam and thereby letting more than 15,000 board passers take their oaths and licenses.
In their petition, the College of Nursing Faculty Association of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), League of Concerned Nurses, and the Binuklod na Samahan ng Mga Student Nurses (Alliance of Student Nurses’ Organizations) claimed that they were not given a chance by the Court of Appeals to air its side during a conciliatory and mediation meeting presided by Associate Justice Vicente Veloso of the first division in late October.
Claiming that the leakage occurred all over the country, officials of the three groups namely Rene M. Tadle, Earl Francis R. Sumile, and Michael Angelo S. Brant, asked the appellate court to order a retake of Tests III (medical-surgical nursing) and V (psychiatric nursing) by all those who took the licensure exam.
They said that about 3,700 or one-fifth of the successful examinees were believed to have benefited from the leak when they attended the "final coaching" sessions at the R.A. Gapuz Review Center, and the Inress Review Center branches in Manila and Baguio City, where the leakage allegedly took place.
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