GOOD NEWS FOR CHINESE SCHOOL GRADS: LAWYERS BOARD UPLIFTS UEC BAN FOR CLP EXAM AFTER MEETING WITH DAP’S TEO NIE CHING

DAP Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching said the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) in its meeting on Tuesday has decided not to implement its decision in 2005 to not recognise the UEC (Unified Examination Certificate).

This means UEC is still deemed equivalent to A-Level/STPM and the board will still accept UEC for the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examination, China Press today reported Teo as saying in her Facebook post.

She said with LPQB’s latest decision, UEC holders from Chinese independent high schools no longer need to pursue either A-Level or STPM qualification in order to go for the CLP examination.

“Special thanks to Bar Council president George Varughese for all the assistance,” she said in the post.

Prior to Tuesday’s decision, Teo told a media conference in the Parliament that she was told by the board that students reading law must obtain the A-Level or STPM certificate before they are allowed to sit for the CLP examination, raising great concern among law undergraduates holding only the UEC certificate.

– M’kini

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