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USTET goes viral as netizens express mixed reactions to alleged cancellation of entrance test

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“USTET” went viral Thursday as netizens expressed mixed reactions to the alleged cancellation of University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) for academic year 2021-2022.

In a now deleted update on its website, UST said it would not administer the college entrance exam this year due to the quarantine restrictions currently in effect in the Philippines.

Instead, the university would implement the UST Admission Rating (USTAR), a score that will be computed based on the academic performance and records of the applicant.

The USTET website has been updated with the following announcement:

“Application for Academic Year 2020-2021 is now closed. Application period was from June to November 2019.

“Application for Academic Year 2021-2022 shall begin soon. #USTAR2021”



Many netizens immediately took to social media to express their reactions over the alleged school decision.

“Sa mga nagsasabi na ustar is the safest alternative for ustet, then you haven’t screened all avenues. Students who have been a victim of professors politicizing grades are on a verge of academic suicide because of this b*llsh*t," said Twitter user @BudotsII.



Twitter user @miaoponce shared: “U have high grades? Good for u but what abt students who may not have high grades but have the potential to pass the ustet and actually study sa ust?”

Some were confused. User @nondailyrevelry wrote” "WALANG USTET AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL"



Others, meanwhile, had hilarious replies to the update.





GMA News Online sent a request to UST to clarify the procedures for USTAR, but no confirmation has been made as of writing.

Many schools have shifted to online learning for this school year as the coronavirus pandemic rages on in the country. – Kaela Malig/RC, GMA News

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