April 23, 2017

Students to CHED and Aquino: Listen to our demands, stop tuition hikes!

Youth groups led by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) stormed the Commission on Higher Education May 25 to oppose tuition and other school fees increase and demand a freeze moratorium to the pending tuition hikes of various universities and colleges for the academic year 2016-2017. “The Union is firm in upholding that education, at all levels, is a basic human right. Any hike in any university or college’s tuition and other fees is a direct manifestation that tertiary education serves as a lucrative business utilized by capitalist-educators to gain profit from the students themselves,” said Kevin…

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…

More than 130 student councils, pubs, orgs vow to stop tuition deregulation, school fees hikes

As of today, more than 130 student councils / governments, publications, organizations and other youth and student formations in the country, and still counting, have signed the manifesto against tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases and BS Aquino III’s education deregulation. Spearheaded by the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance, the manifesto continues to unite students across the country to fight for their right to education and against the high cost of education. “We urge the Aquino administration and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to implement a tuition moratorium,…

Tragedy of Errors or Manipulation? CHED’s erroneous average increases maliciously lowers tuition & OSF hikes impacts

The student union condemns in the highest possible degree the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) mediocrity, lack of credibility, irresponsibility, gross neglect of duty, and possible manipulation of data regarding the tuition and other school fee hikes. Upon careful scrutiny, the National Union of Students of the Philippines’ (NUSP) Tuition Monitor revealed that CHED released erroneous and discrepant figures for the AY 2015-2016 national average tuition increase (P29.86) and for the national average OSF increase (P135.60). CHED even went as far as saying that the average increases this upcoming year are lower than last AY 2014-2015’s average tuition increase (P35.66)…

NUSP: Aquino and CHED are slaves to the whilms of private schools

The National Union of Student of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet condemn the approval of tuition and other school fee increase proposals of 10 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in region of for the incoming school year 2015-2016 despite of numerous complaints filed by the students. Last March, youth organizations led by NUSP and the Rise for Education Alliance filed complaints against these schools who propose to increase fees. The complaint documents concrete experiences of students regarding their dilapidated facilities and inefficient delivery of school services despite yearly increases and millions of profit that their schools collect each year. The Commission on Higher…

Around 350,000 college students to shoulder tuition and OSF hikes of 51 PHEIs in NCR; CHED’s average tuition & OSF increases either erroneous or manipulated

Around 350,000 college students will be affected by the tuition and other school fees (TOSF) increases of 51 private higher education institutions (PHEIs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) alone as approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for AY 2015-2016. While CHED boasts that the average TOSF increases for AY 2015-2016 were slightly lower than last year, the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) discovered that CHED either committed gross neglect of duty or manipulated the data to yield lower average tuition and other school fees increases. CHED released last May 18, 2015 the “Approved List…

Manifesto of Unity Against Tuition and Other School Fees Increase!

We, students, youth leaders, and campus journalists from public and private schools all over the country, who believe that we must continuously assert for our right to quality and accessible education stand strong against the commercialization of education. The prevalence of tuition and other school fees, together with their exorbitant yet unnecessary increase regularly, further ignites our unity. For so long, we have been victims of various schemes of tuition and other fees increase (TOFI). Aside from high tuition, school administrations now charge a multitude of redundant, exorbitant, and irrelevant bills concealed under the broadness of ‘miscellaneous fees.’ In fact,…

Students groups pelt CHED with red paint to protest new round of tuition and other school fees increases

The spiraling cost of matriculation and other school fees further makes basic, secondary and tertiary education far from the grasp of the Filipino family. The high cost of Philippine education has caused the deaths of Filipino students Kristel Tejada and Rosanna Sanfuego, and most recently, Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute for Science and Technology’s (EARIST) Jhomary Azaula. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance stormed and pelted with red paint the main office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in a principled outrage against the non-stop yearly tuition and other school fees…

SB 2228 not solution to high cost of tuition; Aquino’s educ deregulation policy culprit to millions of out of school, dropouts

An average of 1.5 million dropouts and 15 million out of school youth. This sums up the yearly tuition and other school fees hikes in the Philippines. The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reiterates the need to stop any and all forms of tuition and other school fees increases. The unruly, unjust and inhumane high cost of Philippine education is nothing but a result of the Aquino administration’s deregulation policy in the education sector, the inutility and irresponsibility of the pro-tuition increase Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the greed of profiteering school owners and capitalist-educators. NUSP,…

Cost of college education unjust at P60,000 per year for AY 2015-2016; Students outraged over CHED’s 313 approved tuition & school fee hikes

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education (R4E) Alliance condemn in the strongest words and actions possible the unjust approval of 313 Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) applications for tuition and other school fees (OSF) increases this academic year (AY) 2015-2016. This approval by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), despite school violations and despite the veracity of verified complaints by students, only shows the commission’s gross neglect of duty. Once again, CHED has betrayed the Filipino students. The commission acts as a stampad of the 313 tuition and OSF increases in the…