TUGUEGARAO CITY — Binawi ng administrasyon ng Cagayan State University ang ipinatupad na polisiyang kailangang magpasa ng drug test result ang mga estudyante para sila ay makapag-enrol. Dahil sa ipinatupad na polisiya, malaking bilang ng estudyante ang hindi pa naka-enrol sa kasalukuyan. Ang Mandatory Drug Test Policy ay umani ng batikos mula sa mga estudyante at magulang dahil sa kawalang impormasyon at konsultasyon sa bagong polisiya para sa enrolment.
BAGUIO CITY — The UP Baguio University Student Council and other progressive organizations led the local protest, last August 3, against the resumption of tuition fees collection in the university.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) upholds the rights of indigenous peoples to culturally appropriate and relevant education.
One of the most disturbing parts of the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte was his threat to bomb Lumad schools. This was due to the information presumably coming from the military establishment that these schools are communist schools. His threatening statement generated varied reactions from various sectors of our society. But the most heart-moving came from the Lumad themselves.
Kung ang edukasyon ay karapatan, kailangan pa ba itong bayaran?
BAGUIO CITY — Two months have passed since the classes started for the public and private elementary up to junior high school students in most schools here in Cordillera. However, public schools are still on the rocks as classrooms are still not enough to accommodate all students in the region.
BAGUIO CITY — “Akala ko, libre na talaga. Hindi pa pala,” Louise Montenegro, a BA Communication Student of University of the Philippines-Baguio said in an interview regarding the free tuition policy. This is almost the same reaction of other students from Baguio-Benguet state universities and colleges like Benguet State University when asked about the implementation of the free tuition policy.
The 2017 Free Tuition Fee Policy is being implemented this A.Y. 2017 – 2018 with an allocated fund of P8.3 billion, to be divided among the 114 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the country. The said policy prioritizes students enrolled in SUCs who can not pay for their tuition fee based on their socio-economic status. Benguet State University, Kalinga State University, and University of the Philippines Baguio are some of the SUCs in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that made it to the list.
Isa sa hindi makakaila at hindi maitatagong katanungan ng mga estudyante at magulang tuwing darating ang bagong semestre, ay kung saan bang lungga nila kukunin ang pambayad ng pang-tuition. Madalas, naririnig ko itong pinag-uusapan nang patago ng mga magulang ko simula noong pumasok ako ng kolehiyo. Sobrang kabalintuan ito lalo na na sa isang state university ako nag-aaral. Posible na hindi lang ako (o ang mga magulang ko) ang nakakaranas ng ganitong sitwasyon, lalo na sa sitwasyon ng edukasyon sa ating bansa.
BAGUIO CITY — Several groups here, led by students and teachers decry government’s “abandonment” of public education during a demonstration marking the formal resumption of classes on June 5.