Use Of Certain Casio Calculators During Board Exam Disallowed By PRC
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) prohibits examinees to use certain Casio calculators during licensure examinations.
Starting May 08, 2018 (Sunday), PRC will disallow the use of certain models of Casio calculators during the board exams or after this year’s first Civil Engineer licensure examinations.
The commission has issued the Memorandum Circular No. 2018-01 dated April 20, 2018, disallowing the use of Casio calculators FX-991ES, FX-991ES PLUS in the board exams.
The ban of those calculator units became one of the most controversial topics in the social media, especially for engineering board exam takers.
PRC Chairman Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr. has signed the memorandum prohibiting the use of Casio calculators FX-991ES, FX-991ES PLUS in licensure exams because of its programmable features.
However, there is still no confirmation of the Civil Engineer board exam on May 6-7, 2018 will be affected by the memorandum since the ban will take effect on May 08, 2018.
Supervisors and room watchers were also advised to implement stricter inspection of calculators to ensure that does not have audio-visual features or tampered.
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