March 28, 2017

NUSP lambasts CHED Chair for tuition and other fees hikes, declares Licuanan and Aquino insensitive, anti-student


The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) slammed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) after the latter announced that it approved the application for tuition and other school fees increase of 304 schools for the academic year (AY) 2016-2017. NUSP asserts its demand and encourages President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to issue an executive order declaring a tuition moratorium for the immediate relief of the students. However, NUSP declares that it is imperative for the President to support and fight for the free public tertiary education proposed by progressive youth groups if he wants to ensure that all youth will…

CHED Chair scored for discouraging students to go to college; Students liken Licuanan to labor exploiter & dictator “Lola Nidora”


The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) scored the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for downplaying the right to college education of every Filipino. No less than CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan herself listlessly said: “We don’t think that every student really should go to college.” As if that remark was not enough, Licuanan furthered her inuendo: “(B)ut in our culture, we have that notion that everyone should get a college diploma. I don’t think that’s necessary.” CHED, Licuanan: Appendages of Aquino’s Neoliberal Education Policies NUSP believes that what CHED Chair Licuanan said is “not necessary,” is way out…

Despite school violations and student complaints: CHED approves tuition hikes


After announcing last week that it will release the list of universities and colleges with approved tuition hikes by the end of April, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has only released early May an initial figure of around 280 schools that it approved for tuition hikes. CHED Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan said in an interview that the figure is most likely to be reduced as she claimed that CHED is more strict in implementing its regulations. Breaking its promise to release the list of schools approved of tuition increase, CHED has no list of schools and no average amount…