April 23, 2017

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…

Students Hold #FirstDayFight vs Tuition, OSF Increases, K to 12  

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with Rise for Education Alliance and other youth and student groups, launched today, June 1, 2015 the campaign “First Day Fight.” Critical of the intensified commercialization and privatization of education, #FirstDayFight divulges the ill effects of tuition and other school fees increases and the K to 12 program as seen on the first day of the academic year (AY) 2015-2016. #FirstDayFight sees an outright bastardization of the whole of Philippine education. NUSP’s resounding call to stop and junk the K to 12 program is just, humane and imperative. Imagine where…