CSC to donate used pens, pencils to DepEd after exams

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is initiating a social responsibility program by collecting pencils and pens used by examinees after taking the civil service examination and donating them to public schools.

Examinees may voluntarily give their used pens and pencils to the Room Examiner or Proctor, who will then turn them over to the CSC’s Regional or Local Examination Committee. The CSC will identify the beneficiary-school and coordinate with the concerned local Department of Education (DepEd) office for the donation procedure.

“Through this program, we are introducing a more systematic way of collecting and donating used writing materials to children who may not be capable of buying such items for school,” said CSC Acting Chairperson Robert S. Martinez.

The CSC – through its Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office – conducts the Career Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) twice a year, with each examination having no less than 150,000 takers nationwide. Each examinee is required to bring a pen and at least two lead pencils.

The CSC advised examinees that, instead of leaving their pencils on the seats or throwing them away, they may opt to donate said materials after the exam. “Your simple gesture can go a long way in contributing to the learning of less-fortunate students,” he said.

The next CSE-PPT is scheduled on October 18, 2015. Filing of application is ongoing until September 3. Applicants should personally file their applications at the CSC Regional or Field Office covering the area where they intend to take the examination.

Applications forms and details on testing centers, qualifications, application requirements, and other relevant information are available at the CSC website.