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‘How will tutors fund be spent?’

/ 01:14 AM March 30, 2015
Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

Legislators have asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to explain how it plans to use its proposed P29-billion transition fund for teachers who will be affected by the transition to the K to 12 basic education curriculum.

Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian said the CHEd had requested the special funding without giving details on how the money would be spent.

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“Congress needs to know exactly where the money will go. The CHEd has yet to give the breakdown of the P29-billion fund,” said Gatchalian, who sits on the House committees on basic education and culture and on higher and technical education.

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News reports have quoted CHEd Commissioner Maria Cynthia Bautista as saying that the transition fund would support college faculty members and personnel who will be getting salary cuts or who will be laid off due to the decreased college enrollment during the K to 12 transition years beginning in 2016.

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