August 16, 2017

Where has the public character of UP gone?

It is crytal clear how the UP administration under the leadership of President Alfredo Pascual has intensified the commercialized orientation of the UP education system. With a stratospheric base tuition of P1,500 per unit, UP has lost its public character as a state university. In a television interview, Pascual said that there are mechanisms and policies for low-income students to cope with the high cost of UP education. One supposed augmenting mechanism is the student assistant (SA) program, where students are given hours of workload compensated by low salary or allowance and no other benefits. One other policy is securing…

Facts on UP Socialized Tuition System

In the weeks leading to BS Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address, the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in U.P. College of Mass Communication, together with Anakbayan Media Collective and Union of Journalists of the Philippines UP Diliman will release a series of infographics on the state of education in the country. The first part shows facts on the Socialized Tuition System (STS) and other school fees (OSF).   Photo Source: http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=55016.0