“Unfortunately, both CHED [Commission on Higher Education] and the Department of Education (DepEd) have miserably failed to curb the meteoric rise in tuition and other school fees. Their issuances and memorandum orders are inherently full of loopholes and appear merely to give the illusion that these agencies are actually doing something about the problem when the opposite is true.”
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The Philippines has the highest drop out rate in Southeast Asia.
“Every year, skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees have always been a burden to students of SUCs and private HEIs. Although there is an existing Ched guideline regarding tuition and school fee increases, the said memo is a toothless regulatory paper. Not only does it fail to genuinely regulate tuition and other school fees increases, it also allows automatic tuition increases for incoming freshmen students.” – National Union of Students of the Philippines
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Protesters carried giant satirized school logos, some of which read “Unibersidad ng Sobrang Tubo for UST (university of excessive profit), “Fastest Earning University for FEU and “Commission for Highly Expensive Education” (Ched).
PRESS STATEMENT June 13 2011 CAGAYAN de ORO — With the new academic year kicking-off last June 6 and this June13 in the secondary and tertiary levels respectively, students are yet again faced with various issues imposed by government institutions and school administrators.. Aside from the usual school supplies needed, students are not only pressured…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Even the University of the Philippines effectively raised its tuition by changing the “default bracket” of students to P1,000 to P1,500 per semester.
PRESS RELEASE January 20, 2011 Youth group Anakbayan today assailed the series of fare and oil price hikes, saying it would push many students in Metro Manila into a ‘drop-out or starve dilemma. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our…
By Noel Sales Barcelona Correspondent The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Manila, Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal B. Rosales, joined calls asking schools not to increase their tuition this coming school year. In a news report over Church-run Radio Veritas today, the Cardinal issued an appeal to school authorities as private secondary and higher educational…