Due to the present global health issues, all UPOU exams are being administered either online non proctored or online proctored double set up.
Non proctored exams are administered via the MyPortal c/o the Faculty in Charge.
Proctored double set up means students need not go to UPOU designated examination venues. They will be taking the exams at home or anywhere else convenient for them to take the exam. A reliable internet connection which can support the whole duration of the exam is required. An external webcam and not a built-in camera that can provide acceptable webcam views is also a must. In the absence of an external camera, the camera of the mobile phone or another laptop can be used. The Google Hangout or Skype should be downloaded and installed in the phone because the students need to be continuously monitored.
Taking into consideration the safety of the examinees and the examiners/proctors as well, the exams are scheduled in Philippine time regardless of the examinees’ locations. We foresee issues with time zones but we believe that the students will be kind enough to understand that our examiners/proctors do the proctoring in their respective offices and will be unsafe to go home beyond their official working hours given the situation outside.
Meanwhile, application for proctored exams through the OSA System has been temporarily disabled. The students may wait for announcements from the Examination Services staff for further instructions.
Please bear with us.
Examination Services Program
Office of Student Affairs