“Skyrocketing tuition increase under the guise of ‘development’ actually kills students’ and youth’s right to accessible and quality education.”Read More
The average tuition in the National Capital Region (NCR) ranges from P20,600 ($472) to P36,650 ($841) for 21 units. The rates of increase are 3.5 to 10 percent in tuition and 300-percent in miscellaneous fees.Read More
MANILA – Students of Far Eastern University (FEU) staged a five–minute freeze mob in front of Gate 4 of the university’s Morayta campus in Manila to call on President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to freeze tuition and other fee increases in all colleges and universities nationwide. “In the midst of rising prices of basic commodities and services, increases in our tuition, miscellaneous and other school fees are inhumane. We hope that President Aquino will be decisive enough to stop the looming implementation of…Read More
Youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) marched to the office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Diliman at 11 a.m. February 21, 2013 to protest the proliferation of “bogus” tuition hike consultations in both public and private colleges and universities throughout the country. Student leaders called on CHED to “tighten its grip” on colleges and universities that will be passing proposals for tuition and other fee increases for the coming academic year. “Through the Tuition Monitor Network spearheaded…Read More
PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2013 In the month of tuition hike consultations Youth advocates call for electoral platform against unjust tuition increases Youth advocates for clean elections urged the current administration and the electoral candidates to “address the dilemma of escalating tuition rates” in colleges and universities, as tuition rate doubled since 2001 and more than 350 schools are expected to increase tuition next schoolyear. Based on the data from student consultations held by member organizations of RockTheVote Philippines, a network of young individuals and groups calling for transparent elections…Read More
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few months before the 2011-2012 academic year ends, Kabataan Party-List sponsored a consultative assembly in the House of Representatives regarding the issue of increasing tuition and related fees. The activity was held jointly with the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education. Organizers said the assembly was held in anticipation of the impending wave of proposed tuition increases in the coming summer session and school year. Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino said his group conducted the assembly to provide a venue for students…Read More
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY – Arguing that education is a right and not a commodity, students from the Ateneo de Davao University staged a candle-lighting protest against the proposed six percent hike in tuition and energy fee for the incoming school year. The protest, led by Buklurang Atenista (BuklAt) Coalition standard bearer and the student council president-elect Maureene Ann Villamor, called for a genuine and democratic consultation with the students on the proposed increase. The AdDU administration held a multi-sectoral consultation for the planned hike in tuition…Read More
Youths march a dragon to drive away ‘bad luck’ of price, tuition hikes(Photo by Pher Pasion)
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
According to the study made by the NUSP, since 2001, the national average tuition rate per unit increased by 94.72 percent. From the average of P257.41 per unit in A.Y. 2001-2002, the average tuition rate almost doubled to P501.22 for A.Y. 2010-2011. Meanwhile, in the National Capital Region where most universities and colleges are located, average tuition rate increased by 102.7 percent.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis When asked whether he would increase the tuition during his term, new UP President Alfredo Pascual replied with a resounding “No.” That was a bold declaration coming from a “dark horse” and an “outsider” who won the race for the UP presidency and a successor of former UP president Emerlinda Roman who presided over the raising of the tuition from P300 per unit to a whopping P1,000 per unit. Roman even declared that it was not the last tuition increase. It also came as a surprise…Read More
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino said there is an urgent need to control tuition and other fee increases and to promote the practice of democratic participation in the decision-making process.