CHED: Schools must meet requirements to get tuition hike approval

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MANILA, Philippines – Despite the clamor of 95 colleges and universities in the National Capital Region (NCR) for tuition hike, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said it would reject the request if these schools fail to meet the requirements.

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“The 95 requests—these are not final—we are still  studying them. Anyway, the deadline for our evaluation is still in May; some of them might not be able to comply with our requirements by then,” CHEd executive director Julito Vitriolo said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer.

One of CHEd’s requirements requires schools to consult students and other concerned groups about the planned tuition hikes.

“If they cannot comply then we will have to disapprove the request,” said Vitriolo.

“The amounts requested usually become smaller after consultations,” he said.

He said that if granted, 70 percent of the incremental proceeds from the school fee increase should go to upgrading teachers and school personnel’s benefits, salaries and allowance.

The rest would go to improvements in school facilities and equipment.

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  • JasonBieber

    Ok so the theory here is that students are already struggling to pay tuition therefore tuition must be increased???

    If we had to ask what the Administration will do regarding this, the answer is probably…nothing!

  • ARIKUTIK

    CHED: Schools must meet requirements to get tuition hike approval.

    That means there will be be tuition hike 100% sure, beyond reasonable doubt. Talks with concerned groups to bargain for lower hike? The schools knows before hand that they will be required to talk and talk and talk then lower the hike to make the over price be less over priced as justified reason for tuition hike…… aaarrrggghhhh………. How stupid the CHED officials can be…. all government officials are now infected with the decease of an Abnoy ! And they insist as “Holier than thou” > “Daang Tuwad” ! Dump the “Team Malaysia” for being Tuwad creatures.

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    bakit pa dapat review or pag aralan? Tatanga talaga..dami na nga hindi kaya magbayad eh

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