THE passing rate for the 2020-2021 Bar Exams registered a 72.28-percent passing rate according to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen announced that 8,241 out of the total 11,402 examinees passed the exams, with the Bar passers getting grades of 75 percent and higher.
It was also learned from Justice Leonen that 761 Bar examinees scored 85 to 90 percent.
The Supreme Court did not release the list of the Top Ten Bar passers but 14 examinees made it to the Excellent Performance group.
“A further 14 Bar takers earned recognition for excellent performance, having obtained grades higher han 90 percent,” according to Justice Leonen.
Up to 136 law schools with examinees were able to complete the examinations while 132 law schools with examinees were able to pass the Bar exam.
Nine schools, on the other hand, gave an Excellent Performance in the Bar exam. These schools include University of the Philippines – Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, University of San Carlos, Arellano University, Ateneo de Davao University, Far Eastern University, San Beda University, University of Cebu, and the University of the Cordilleras.
Justice Leonen likewise advised the passers to not be blinded by their success and to remember their objective of entering the legal profession, which is to push for justice in the country.
“To those who made it today, face your success with magnanimity. Bar examinations only facilitate your entry to the legal profession. Do not be blinded by today’s success. Be awed by what lies ahead. There is suffering among our people. Their clamor for justice is beyond audible. Begin your practice with the values that we have inculcated during this Bar examinations: compassion, serve our people, and abiding passion for justice,” Justice Leonen emphasized.
He also pointed to those who did not make it, for them to accept what happened as a challenge. “That you did not make it, did not finish or were to able to take because of the pandemic does not constitute you. You are who you choose to be. Persevere, as always. Inspire by getting back on your feet and accomplish more,” he added.
It can be recalled that the Supreme Court decided to push through with the Bar examinations despite the pandemic and implemented reforms to the system so that Bar examinees can take the examinations safely and credibility.