Supreme Court awards bar exam historical marker to USC

The Supreme Court of the Philippines awarded historical markers to the University of San Carlos as well as to two other Cebu universities on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, for having been three of the testing sites of the digitalized and regionalized 2020/2021 Bar Examinations.

History makers (from left): Associate Justice Amy C. Lazaro-Javier, Senior Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo, USC President Fr. Narciso A. Cellan Jr., SVD, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Atty. Joan S. Largo, SOLG Dean Atty. Jose Glenn C. Capanas, SOLG Asst. Dean Daryl Bretch M. Largo.

Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo presented the awards (see photo above) together with Senior Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, Chairperson of the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations; Justice Amy C. Lazaro-Javier; Justice Rodil V. Zalameda; Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez; Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez; and Justice Antonio T. Kho, Jr.

The awarding ceremony was held at the City Sports Club Cebu. 

USC Law produced two excellent passers (examinees who scored more than 90%) and a 98% passing rate for its first-time takers during the 2020/2021 Bar Exams. 

A total of 8,241 out of 11,402 examinees passed the nationwide Bar Examinations held on February 4 and 6, 2022. Meanwhile, 31 local testing sites across 23 local government units nationwide hosted the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations. 

According to the Supreme Court, the historical markers of the three Cebu universities are the eighth, ninth, and tenth to be unveiled, respectively.

by Syrine Gladys Podadera

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