Jul 12, 2017 @ 13:47

Senator Nancy Binay has referred to as on the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to clarify the foundations governing the implementation of free tuition policy in state schools and universities (SUCs).

Binay mentioned whereas the CHED and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) had launched in April a joint memorandum round on the grant of free tuition to SUCs for 2017, it stays “vague” whether or not will probably be full or partial subsidy.

“Malabo po ang polisiya ng CHED regarding free tuition in SUCs. Panawagan po natin na agaran nilang klaruhin ito, lalo na at tapos na ang enrollment period para sa maraming SUCs,” Binay mentioned.

She made the decision following the choice of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) not to gather tuition till the federal government makes clear its plan on free training.

“Sa taas po ng tuition sa UPD ngayon, hindi po klaro kung masasagot ba ng buo ng free tuition policy ang P1500 per unit cost, considering na nasa around 16,000 ang undergraduates nito,” Binay mentioned.

“So hindi po fair ito, lalo na kung sasagutin ng buo ang cost of tuition sa ibang SUCs,” she added. Binay is strongly pushing for the continued funding of free tuition in SUCs nationwide.

She added, “Isa po sa mga sinusulong natin na maging isang ganap na realidad ang libreng edukasyon sa kolehiyo. Patuloy po ang pakikipagtulungan natin sa ating mga kasama sa Kongreso pati na sa Executive branch upang taun-taon pong mabigyan ng pondo ang libreng college education.”

Source: politics.com.ph