UPCAT Results Down Online
Despite government bumbling, the University of the Philippines (UP) is still one of the top schools in the country. Lots of people want to get into the school, a desire that’s apparently overloaded the microsite listing the results of UP’s entrance exam.
The UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test) is—according to an unsourced statement on Wikipedia—”considered to be the most competitive college entrance exam in the country.” Whether that’s true or not, you’ve got thousands of people applying for the privilege of studying at UP every year, especially valedictorians and other smart people from all over the country. While UP provides a top-notch education, it’s tuition has remained relatively cheap compared to other top local universities.
Anyways, now that the results of the UPCAT are out, and listed online (at upcat.up.edu.ph/results), seems someone didn’t foresee just how many people would want to see if they passed the entrance exam or not. Either this is another sign that the local surfing population is constantly increasing, or someone dropped the ball along the way. According to UP professor Rommel Feria however, it’s Globe’s fault:
@tonyocruz Globe’s fiber is not available – connects Preginet to internet. UP gets internet via preginet.
Update: The UPCAT results microsite now loads. But there are no results yet, only a brief message saying that they’re coming soon.
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