July 26, 2017

NUSP leads national day of action for free education, denounces free tuition scam

The National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP) with different progressive student organizations led the National Day of Action for Free Education and held a picket protest in front of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) main office. Months after its pronouncements of finally providing free public tertiary education, the Duterte administration, through CHED and DBM, released the guidelines for the grant of free tuition. After examining the provisions of the guidelines, several progressive youth and student groups dubbed the policy as the ‘free tuition scam.’ “Education is an inalienable and inherent right of every individual. It should be enjoyed…

Student union to CHED Chair Licuanan: “Spare the Filipino youth! Resign your post now!”

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) expressed disgust over the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair Patricia Licuanan’s statement regarding her desire to keep her position until 2018. “Licuanan has been at the forefront of the ongoing neoliberal attacks on the youth’s right to education. It is very insensitive of her to blurt out such unthought of remarks given that under her supervision, six students, including Kristel Tejada, had been killed by the commercialized educational system she immensely approves of,” said Kevin Castro, NUSP spokesperson. Castro noted that Licuanan has proven herself as enemy of the Filipino…

Student Union to Duterte: Hold Aquino, CHED accountable for tuition & school fee hikes!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the unjust approval of tuition and other school fees (OSFs) increases in 304 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) for the academic year (AY) 2016-2017.  This demonstrates that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of their rampant negligence and just acts as a stamp pad for school owners. “As the term of office of CHED officials come to a close, they have remained to be traitors to the Filipino students. This year the youth will be facing a monstrous tuition average of P19,410.30 for 30 units…

NUSP charges CHED for disregard on student complaints

Youth and student groups reiterate appeal to the Commission on Higher Education En Banc to release immediate action to previously filed complaints against universities which violated tuition regulation in an action held today dubbed as National Day of Action For Student Rights as part of the Campus Press Freedom Week campaign. ‘It seems that typhoons are faster than CHED’s action, we are already flooded by skyrocketing fees and hits of student rights violation yet commissioners are still sleeping in their ivory towers’ said NUSP National President Sarah Jane Elago. Series of complaints have been filed prior opening of classes against…

NUSP urges CHED to decide on tuition moratorium petition; Malacañang lambasted for pro-tuition increase statement

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) urges the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately release the decisions regarding the petition for the stoppage of all tuition hike applications and to sanction school administrators that violated CHED Memo No. 3, the guidelines on tuition consultation. There are impending grievances for violation of tuition regulations namely University of the East (Recto and Caloocan campuses), University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle Araneta University, FEATI, National Teachers College, Far Eastern University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, University of Manila among others. The student union also denounces Malacañang for their…

Students “Rise” and Unite for the Right to Education

Students from various private and state-run universities and colleges gather today, February 6, 2014, to launch the RISE FOR EDUCATION ALLIANCE at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. The said alliance is formed to reiterate the demand for quality and accessible education for all Filipino students, as mandated by the Philippine Constitution. Rise Up is composed of student councils, governments, publications and organizations united in the call for the right to education. “We would like to underscore that Philippine education remains to be one of the most inaccessible in the world, with stratospheric tuition and other schools fees. With the…

Students file complaints against fee hikes; NUSP calls on CHED for tuition moratorium

Student leaders from the Lyceum of the Philippines University, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East lead by the National Union of Students of the Philippines trooped at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to file complaints against the unabated tuition and miscellaneous fee increases proposed by universities for the coming school year. “Around 5 – 10% in tuition and up to 200% increases on miscellaneous fees is expected to be imposed for 2013-2014. At this rate, tuition and miscellaneous fee increases makes education increasingly unaffordable to a vast majority of Filipino youths whose parents…

Launching of E4ALL Education for All Alliance on June 20, 2012 at De La Salle University – Manila

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NUSP calls for a tuition hike moratorium

  The National Union of the Philippines (NUSP) called for a moratorium on tuition and other school fees increases for 2012 during the May 9, 2012 hearing set by the Committee on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives. Ms. Isabelle Therese M. Baguisi, Secretary General of NUSP, underscored the need for a moratorium due to irregularities in the application by schools and the subsequent approval of proposed fees without due consultation with the students. Baguisi also said that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has been found wanting as regards “scientifically processing” the said applications. “CHED doesn’t…

NUSP slams fee hikes; pushes CHEd to reject application for fee increases

PRESS RELEASE March 20, 2012 The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and student leaders from different colleges and universities trooped to the Commission on Higher Education’s main office to file a complaint against “unwarranted and unjust” school fee hikes. “The complaint is a product of the Tuition Monitor campaign and it is also proof that school fee hikes are truly questionable and hurtful to students.” said Isabelle Baguisi, National Secretary General of NUSP. “CHEd always tells us to be ‘responsible’ students and to be ‘vigilant’ about fee hikes. And we are. Every year we file complaints, petitions,…