By ANAKBAYAN (PR)
BAGUIO CITY — “Every youth and student of Baguio especially here in St. Louis University (SLU) should be vigilant in the upcoming tuition and miscellaneous hikes of the Universities.”
This was the statement of Anakbayan Metro Baguio Spokesperson Rae Gaoat referring to the expected increase proposals of different universities in Baguio.
“It is of general knowledge to every student that every year universities here in Baguio have burdened the students in year to year tuition and miscellaneous fee increases,” said the youth leader.
Anakbayan data show that about 400 private tertiary institutions nationwide are expected to increase their tuition again.
Gaoat cited that in SLU, the tuition and other fee hikes annually are on an average of 5-10 percent. He also said that the increase that happens every year is laid over miscellaneous fees which even the faculty and other university staff will not benefit from in terms of wage since they can only get their share in tuition increases.
“Amidst fare and oil price hikes, increase in tuition and other fees in schools will only lead to an increase in the number of college drop-outs and denying incoming college students of their right to accessible education,” Gaoat reiterated.
“We call on the attention of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to take necessary actions and make a stop to this yearly tuition and other fees fiesta of the different universities administration in Baguio.”, the youth leader ended. # nordis.net