500 Filipino Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong To Take Teachers Licensure Exams in Sept 25

With bigger pay than pursuing their university degrees, many Filipino education graduates choose to work abroad as domestic helpers.

But with more benefits, opportunity to practice their professional careers, and staying close to families, many of them are taking the chance of passing the upcoming Licensure Examination for Teachers to be held in Hong Kong on September 25.

“Five hundred ang expected takers. May nagsusubmit na ngayon (ng requirements),” Dela Torre said in an interview with Hong Kong News.

Dela Torre also disclosed that other government exams are being planned in Hong Kong. Among them are Civil Service eligibility test, a prerequisite for all who wish to enter government service, and nursing licensure examination which will be held in June next year.

Dela Torre said the National Organization of Professional Teachers Inc. (Nopti) agreed to conduct review classes at the Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Town for those who will take the September 25 exam.

Those who want to take the exam should register online through the PRC website. For repeaters, the deadline for registration is on July 22. For those who are going to take the exam for the first time, they should register by July 29.

Requirements for those who wish to take the examination:

  • photocopies of their transcript of records,
  • passport,
  • NSO certificate of marriage (for married applicants with inconsistent entries in their passports and other documents),
  • and four Philippine passport size colored ID pictures.

Bring along the original documents when their photocopies are submitted to the POLO.

For enquiries, please call Gloria at POLO at 2866-0640 (landline) and 5529-1880 (mobile), or leave a message at POLO-HongKong SAR Facebook page.

Under the 2016 Salary Standardization Law, the entry level salary for a teacher is P19,077 per month, including P2,000 personal emergency relief allowance. Teachers will also receive a yearly clothing allowance worth P5,000; a year-end bonus equivalent to one-month of basic pay, cash gift of P5,000 performance bonus based on school performance; a productivity incentive of P5,000; proportional vacation pay up to 70 days; 14 days Christmas vacation with pay; and a chalk allowance of P1,000.