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CHED, inirekomendang magkaroon ng 9 units na ituturo sa wikang Filipino sa kolehiyo

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Si Maria Sereno Diokno, chairperson ng CHED Technical Panel for General Education (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Nagtipon-tipon University of the Philippines (UP) ang mga guro at estudyante mula sa iba’t-ibang unibersidad sa bansa upang ipahayag ang pagtutol sa pagaalis ng Filipino subjects sa kolehiyo.

Ayon kay Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, tinatayang aabot sa halos sampung libong mga guro ang posibleng mawalan ng trabaho sakaling ipatupad ito.

“Kung tatanggalin natin yung wikang tagalog or wikang Filipino sa kolehiyo, mawawalan tayo ng sapat na pundasyon para maintindihan natin yung socio-culutural make-up,” pahayag ni Kling Malaco, estudyante.

“Parang tinanggalan mo na din ng karapatan ang mga estudyante na malaman din yung tungkol sa identity nila, kultura natin,” saad naman ni Menkar Santos na isa ring estudyante.

Itinanggi naman ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) na ang pagbabago sa general education curriculum ay posibleng maging sanhi ng pagkatanggal sa trabaho ng mga guro.

Paliwanag ng CHED, dahil sa K-12 curriculum sa mga eskwelahan ay dalawang taon ang idinagdag sa basic education at karamihan sa mga course na itinuturo sa kolehiyo ay maituturo na sa grade 11 at 12 sa ilalim ng K-12 program.

“Sa tingin po ng technical panel hindi naman tama na kukunin na naman ng mga estudyante sa grades 11 at 12 tapos uulitin nila yung mga subjects na yun pagpasok sa college so we removed the remedial courses,” paliwanag ni Maria Sereno Diokno, ang chairperson ng CHED Technical Panel for General Education.

Inirekomenda na rin ng Technical Panel for General Education ng ahensya ang pagkakaroon ng 9 units sa kolehiyo na ituturo gamit ang wikang Filipino.

“We the technical panel recommended to the commission to Chairperson Licuanan that of the 36 units under GE at least 9 units will be thought in Filipino, pero what courses will this be, will not be determined by the ched but by the college or university,” saad pa ni Diokno. (Joan Nano / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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CHED issues IRR on free tuition law

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018

The formal launch of the implementing rules and regulation of R.A. 10931 or the free education law.

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act commonly known as free education law.

Starting the school year 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and miscellaneous fees of Filipino students enrolled in 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs), 78 local universities and colleges, and technical-vocation education and training programs registered under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The government allotted P40-billion for the first year of implementation of the program.

Poor students and those with disabilities will also be given separate sets of stipends.

Commission on Higher Education office-in-charge Prospero de Vera III said that students, whether rich or poor, can avail of the free education but they must comply with the requirements first.

“This is for students who are in good standing meaning, they passed the admission and retention requirements; they finished the degree on time and they are enrolled in the required number of units per year of the SUCs,” said De Vera.

Jenilyn Eugenio, a mother of an incoming college student, is thankful for the program because if she only relies on her P300 per day income in selling street foods, her daughter Jennifer will not be able to finish college.

“Maganda po pakiramdam na walang problema sa pag-aaral niya. Wala pong intindihin,” said Jenilyn Eugenio.

(I am happy because I don’t have to worry about my daughter’s studies anymore.)

“Mahal yung pang tuition. Hindi ko kailangan mag-work. Mag-aral na lang ako nang mag-aaral,” said Jennifer Eugenio.

(The tuition now is very expensive. Now I don’t have to work to sustain my studies. Now, all I need to do is study.)

On the other hand, those who have already finished a bachelor’s degree; shifting courses or unable to complete the requirements cannot avail of the free college education.

Students with financial capacity may choose not to avail the program.

For inquiries, CHED can be reached thru its email and hotline numbers. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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Militant students to hold mass walkout from classes to protest against Duterte admin

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Militant students will once again conduct a mass walkout on Friday, February 23.

They are going against charter change, martial law in Mindanao, alleged fake free education, jeepney phaseout and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

The group said they are not afraid to be kicked out of their universities because of their mass walkout.

“Kung sinasabi mong iki-kick out mo kami, ang sagot namin sa iyo ay iki-kick out ka namin diyan sa iyong posisyon,” said Almira Abril, chairperson of the group Stand Up.

(If you’re saying you are going to kick us out, we say, we will kick you out from office. )

From Friday morning to Monday, the universities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will unite.

Meanwhile, according to Commissioner Ronald Adamat of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), it is up to the admin of the universities if they will sanction the students who will participate in the mass walkout.

He also advised the students not to participate in the protest.

“Talagang may violation yan (there really is a violation) because they do their walkout during their classes. They are supposed to be guided by the charter of their school. Dapat mag-aral na lang sila kasi wala namang patutunguhan yan (They should just focus on studying because [joining protests] will lead to nowhere),” said the commissioner.

The group estimates that thousands of students will join the mass walkout protest on Friday. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

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Students from different universities protest in front of CHED vs tuition hike

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines — School Year 2017-2018 is yet to end but students from different universities worry over the proposed tuition hike for the next school year.

Groups of students have already started staging protests against the said proposal.

Just this morning, students led by the National Union of Students Philippines (NUSP) held a protest action in front of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Students cry foul over the proposed tuition hike which they believe suppresses their rights to quality education.

According to NUSP, around 400 universities and colleges have already submitted their proposal for tuition hike for the next school year.

And this early, it seems to them that schools are already collecting charges through various fees; such as payment for xerox copies of lectures, rental of university facilities to be used for gatherings, and even charges for forms or documents in processing requirements.

“Up until now iyang free tuition mass façade siya na kunwari libre na ang edukasyon pero ‘andun pa talaga iyong iba’t ibang itsura ng paniningil. At sa lagay ng private institutions nga iyong andiyan pa rin iyong pagtataas pa lalo ng matrikula ng mga estudyante,” said Stand Up chair, Almira Abril.

(Up until now, the free tuition fee is a mass facade that claims free education but various forms of fees are still present. In the case of private institutions, higher tuition fee increase still looms.)

According to a University of the Philippines (UP) film student, it is an injustice to have her pay 26,000 pesos for her course to be officially enrolled for a semester.

“Malabo pa rin saming mga estudyante na hindi covered ng free tuition kung ano mismo iyong gagawin namin.  Kasi iyong UP wala ring maayos na hinahain na proseso para doon,” said film major, Jamme Robles.

(It’s still unclear to us students who are not covered by the free tuition fee on what exactly should we do. UP itself has not presented a process for it.)

Although there is no official statement yet from CHED to ease their worries, Malacañang assures that the free college education will be implemented starting the school year 2018- 2019, and qualified students no longer have to pay anything.

“Ang libre lang po ng 2017, tuition. Hindi po kasama ang miscellaneous fees. Kaya may kaunting binayaran po ang mga estudyante ng SUCs noong 2017. Yung bagong batas ang effectivity niya 2018, kasi nasa ilalim ng 2018 budget. Ang libreng tuition po ay sa Hunyo pag sila po ay nag-enrol. Kasi sangayon sa batas hindi lang tuition kundi pati miscellaneous ay kasama na,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

( Only tuition fee is free in 2017. Miscellaneous fees are not included, that’s why SUC students had to pay a few fees in 2017. The new law is effective in 2018 because it is under the 2018 budget. The free tuition fee is in June when they enroll. According to the law, aside from tuition, miscellaneous is also included.) — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

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