The Department of Education (DepEd) has postponed the administration of the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) on Regions I, II, III, IV-A, CAR, and NCR which were heavily affected by the recent drenching rains and floods caused by Southwest Monsoon and Typhoon Maring. Damages to private and public properties and infrastructures and the usage of classrooms as evacuation centers are huge factors which led to the suspension of NCAE. The examination is supposedly scheduled on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to September 11, 2013
Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro stated that National Educational Testing and Research Center (NETRC) is currently sending official notices on regional and division offices. However, NCAE is still scheduled to be administered today to be taken by all third year students around the country both in public and private schools. Students who are applying for scholarship programs offered by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are also covered by the said examination. Interested fourth year students, out-of-school youth and A & E passers are also welcome to take the examination.
The National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) is an examination which aims to assess the aptitude and skill level of students and appraises on what field or discipline the students are inclined. It is helpful for students to determine their interests and career goals in the future.