July 27, 2017

Keep Lumad children in school! END military attacks on schools!

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), the largest and broadest alliance of student councils / governments / federations in the country, asserts the right of every Filipino, especially the indigenous and the Lumad children, to quality, free and violence-free and military-free education. Schools are not military camps! Let us support the 2,896 Lumad children’s and their teachers’ and parents‘ fight against military intrusion, camping and attacks on their schools. We hold accountable the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Aquino government for allowing the military to camp in and for endorsing the closure of atleast 24 schools…

P8,000 to P16,000 average tuition increase in basic and secondary level

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and the Rise for Education Alliance denounce the Department of Education’s (DepEd) approval of 1,246 out of 1,556 tuition increase applications of private schools for academic year 2015-2016. The inhumane tuition hikes averaging 7.87% across regions come as a double burden to the already high cost of education brought about by the K to 12 program. The new average tuition increase roughly translates to an additional cost range of P8,000 to P16,000. This range does not yet include expenses for books, other miscellaneous fees, school supplies, transportation and food expenses, communications…

“Day One is Indeed Lesson One” for DepEd and Aquino: Same Old Problems Hound Opening of SY 2014-2015 Classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Aquino administration never really learned their lesson. This is not surprising at all. No lesson would be learned by a government agency and a president that seek to neglect state responsibility of public education. No Lesson Learned The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) lambastes DepEd and Aquino for not doing their job and making the students, parents and teachers suffer, not only in this opening of classes for SY 2014-2015, but also by making the public education system inaccessible to the Filipino students. “DepEd and Aquino are lying between their…

K+12 at ang Batayang Krisis sa Edukasyon

Umani ng batikos ang panukala ng Administrasyong Aquino hinggil sa karagdagang taon sa batayan at sekundaryang edukasyon dahil sa mga kakulangan sa sektor, at sa kadahilanang di handa ang bansa sa pagsuong ng ganitong uri ng reporma sa kasalukuyang estado nito. Sinabi ni Bro. Armin Luistro sa isang National Education Forum noong Mayo 2011, “When media asked me what is the one basic problem in education, it’s not building classrooms and hiring teachers. The root caused is really the program and the curriculum.” Ayon kay Rep. Antonio Tinio ng ACT Teachers Partylist, mismong ang datos na ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon…