The University of the Philippines system announced that it will not be collecting tuition from its students for the first semester of its academic year 2017 – 2018, regardless of financial status.
The University of the Philippines Mindanao University Student Council (USC) lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the free tuition bill but said it will remain vigilant as they continue to campaign for a mass-oriented education for all.
Youth groups are set to march to register their demand for free education this Friday, August 4, a day before the deadline of the signing of the proposed Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
Students of the University of the Philippines in Mindanao were taken aback after the school administration announced it will continue to collect tuition a day before the enrollment Sunday, July 30.
The University of the Philippines Mindanao announced on Friday that it will not be collecting tuition and other fees from students for the first semester of Academic year 2017-2018 until “further instructions”.
A total of 37 medical students signed a memorandum of agreement with the city government of Davao on Monday, formalizing their inclusion to the city’s scholarship program granted by the local government unit.
The city government granted full scholarship to 18 Davaoeños who qualified to go to law school under its scholarship program, the Educational Benefit System Unit (EBSU).
An official from the Commission on Higher Education on Tuesday said a return service agreement for medical students enrolled in identified state universities and colleges across the country is now being drafted with UP Manila College of Medicine as the model.
The city government here has widened its scope on granting scholarship programs to students who will be studying law or medicine, an official said.
The opening of classes on June 5 in both elementary and high school in Mindanao was marred with the usual lack of classrooms and teachers, an official of the education department said.