MANILA – Progressive youth groups showed disgust over what they called “free tuition scam,” referring to the recently-released Implementing Rules and Regulation for the free tuition policy issued by the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) and the Department of Budget and Management. In a protest on Wednesday, May 10, students tore copies of the IRR…
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“We call for the abrogation of neoliberal policies on education, which have turned even public schools into moneymaking ventures in collusion with the World Bank and other foreign entities.”
“At a more fundamental level, the passage of this bill will also result in the reversal of decades of attacks on the right of every Filipino to education.”
Will the increased education budget equate to free college for all? Youth groups vow to make it so.
Progressive youth and teachers groups welcomed the budgetary increase that will make tuition in state universities and colleges free, but criticized the expansion of the voucher system, which, they said, privatizes the public education system.