The Supreme Court en banc has decided it would hold the 2020 Bar Exams not earlier than February next year, the exams’ chairperson said Monday.
The high court earlier said it would postpone the exams to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a bulletin, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the 2020 Bar chair, said the court en banc resolved to announce the schedule of the next examinations to a later date to give time for a “more considered deliberation.”
“For the guidance of all concerned, however, please note that the next Bar examinations will definitely not be held at a date earlier than February 2021,” Leonen said.
The court earlier announced the postponement of the 2020 Bar examinations to 2021 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next Bar exams will be held in Manila and Cebu City.
The Supreme Court in April announced 2,103 of 7,685 candidates passed the 2019 Bar exams. The new lawyers took oath last Thursday./Stacy Ang