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.
Having classes “under the mango tree” is a thing of the past, said Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Tuesday.
Big public schools in the city have set stricter security measures to ensure the safety of the students as classes open on June 5.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) approved the application of 32 colleges and universities in Davao Region, half of these found in this city, to increase tuition and school fees for this school year.
Seven examinees from the University of Mindanao topped this year’s Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in secondary level or junior high school.