Another fiscal year (June 2020- May 2021) has unfolded for CEM—a period of rapid adaptation for our organization but also a year of significant results.
This pandemic year has witnessed how our teams diversified and evolved into stronger and more adaptive individuals that despite these challenging times, we were able to rise up and deliver relevant services.
We were able to operate online by transforming our available tests into online assessments using a state-of-the-art testing platform and protocols. In fact, we administered the country’s first-ever large-scale online assessment—NMAT Online. We have also launched the CEM CPD Online, a learning management system where we offer free Online Professional Development Services to our stakeholders, earning us various PRC-accredited webinars. These have paved the way for us being a NEAP Authorized Learning Service Provider (LSP).
The year 2020 also marked our 42nd founding anniversary and we celebrated it through a Virtual Conference Series with the theme Education Reimagined: Starting and Sustaining New Approaches to Learning. In addition, we fortified our online presence by publishing online newsletter and YouTube contents related to assessment and education. We were also engaged in new studies involving large data.
To keep the high morale of our employees, we designed various employee engagement activities and professional development opportunities. We put a premium on our safety and health so we strengthened our Occupational Safety and Health program. And we exist to give back to the sector we serve, by accomplishing another corporate social responsibility project—CEM Storytelling and Reading Outreach Activity Year 3.
This pandemic situation is far from over but we move forward and continue to learn from this unprecedented challenge by developing crisis-sensitive and risk-informed plans and actions for a safe and better service to education and humanity.