FUTURE UP LAWYERS ASK TO SUSPEND TUITION AND OTHER SCHOOL FEES
LAW students from the University of the Philippines are calling for the suspension of tuition and other school fees for the upcoming academic year.
While most students enrolled in public Higher Education Institutions are now exempted from paying tuition and other school fees, law students of state-run HEIs do not enjoy such benefits.
The Order of the Purple Feather, the UP College of Law’s official honor society, sent a letter to UP President Danilo Concepcion last August 26 requesting to heed to their appeal.
“This will allow us to adapt to the remote learning setup and help our families to prepare for possible health and other contingencies,” OPF wrote in its letter to Concepcion.
“By speaking out, we want to show that the collection of school fees during the pandemic, when most people are trying their best to make ends meet, is a very serious matter,” it added.
The OPF has reiterated that possible savings in utility expenses may be used to cover tuition and other school fees.
Classes in all UP systems will start on September 10, 2020 after the Board of Regents rejected the petition of the student body to move the opening of the classes to a later date.