Tertiary education, no longer for the poor majority?

Progressive student groups marked the first year death anniversary of Kristel Tejada, a UP Manila student who committed suicide, by once again protesting against the annual increases in tuition rates of higher education institutions, both public and private.

At a time when the Aquino government is claiming to be instituting reforms in the education system, mainly through its K to 12 program for basic education, why is it that tertiary education seems to be getting farther from the reach of the poor majority? What is the Aquino government’s plan for tertiary education? Why is it that even state colleges and universities are becoming unaffordable?

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