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2021 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) Regional Allocation for the Online Examination

Due to the variation of alert level systems in the provinces, the 2021 NQESH online examination shall only be limited to a total number of six thousand (6,000) examinees nationwide. Each region, therefore, shall only be provided slots based on the number of unfilled Principal 1 positions

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DepEd Regional OfficeAllocation
NCR485
CAR26
I40
II80
III310
IV-A1534
IV-B300
V300
VI300
VII480
VIII210
IX455
X150
XI580
XII455
CARAGA295
TOTAL6,000

Order of Priority

DepEd regional offices (ROs) shall refer to the following order of priority for consideration in the selection of their final list of examinees:

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4.a. Incumbent Officer-in-Charge (OIC)/TIC for at least two years or Head Teacher for at least one year of a public elementary or secondary school with designation or Special Order duly signed and issued by the Schools Division Superintendent;

4.b. In case of remaining slots after considering Item 4.a, only then that the applications of the following may be accommodated:

i. Qualified applicants under item 3 of this Memorandum, and

ii. Incumbent OICs/TICs not meeting the required experience.

NQESH Online Application System

Application will be done online through the NQESH Online Application System following the schedule below.

a. For qualified applicants under 4.a

DateActivity
April 25-29, 2022Online Application
April 25-May 2, 2022Schools Division Office (SDO) Evaluation
April 25-May 4, 2022RO Validation

b. For applicants under 4.b

DateActivity
May 5-7, 2022Online Application
May 5-8, 2022Schools Division Office (SDO) Evaluation
May 5-10, 2022RO Validation
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Are you taking the National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH)?

Join this year’s review sessions and let us equip you with the knowledge to hurdle the difficult test that will be your passport towards your dream of becoming a school head to fill the many vacant Principal I items in the country.