CHED grants tuition hike to 18 CV schools

05/28/2010 - CEBU, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) yesterday announced that at least 17 private colleges and a state college in Central Visayas will implement a tuition fee increase this year.

CHED regional director Amelia Biglete said her office had granted the requests of 17 private colleges and the public college to ensure that they provide decent salaries to their teachers, and improve their schools.

In an interview over dyLA yesterday afternoon, Biglete said the number of colleges granted a tuition fee increase was only 13 percent of the total 141 colleges in the region.

She said the Asian College of Technology in Cebu City, which is owned by City Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa, was granted an eight percent tuition fee increase, while Benedicto Colleges in Mandaue City was granted 13 percent.

The Blessed Trinity College in Talibon, Bohol will implement a 10 percent tuition fee hike; Bohol Wisdom School in Tagbilaran City, 30 percent; and Cebu Doctors’ University, five per cent.

The Cebu Institute of Technology will have seven percent tuition fee increase, Cebu Roosevelt Memorial Colleges, 14 percent, Foundation University of Dumaguete City, nine percent; and La Consolacion College in Bais City Negros Oriental, 15 percent.

Other tertiary schools implementing increase in tuitions are Saint Louie de Manila College in Bogo City, 9.5 percent; Saint Paul University in Dumaguete City, 10 percent; Saint Theresa’s College, five percent; Trinidad, Bohol Municipal College, three percent; University of San Carlos, 7.98 percent; University of San Jose-Recoletos, 7.5 percent, and University of Southern Philippines-Foundation, seven percent.

Although Biglete announced that there are 18 colleges granted with tuition increase, she only mentioned 16 schools.

According to her, they were glad that schools in the region heeded to their request not to implement tuition fee increases last year.

This is the reason why her office granted their request for a tuition fee hike this year.

School administrators promised that profit from the tuition fee increases will be used not only to upgrade the salaries of the teachers but to improve their facilities as well. (Freeman)

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