TUITION FEE HIKE APPLICATIONS IN CENTRAL VISAYAS: 963 DENIED, 42 APPROVED
FORTY-TWO private schools in Central Visayas were allowed to raise their tuition fees, while the other 963 applications of private learning institutions were denied.
Central Visayas Department of Education Director III Officer-In-Charge Salustiano ‘Zaldy’ Jimenez said that out of 1,005 private schools that applied for tuition fee hike, only 42 were granted.
Jimenez admitted that there were complaints from parents regarding the issue but some private schools have justified their increase in tuition fees, while the others have revised and deducted unnecessary miscellaneous fees.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones has said that since there will be no face-to- face classes, some fees can be used for other purposes.
“Library fees can be shifted towards the establishment of e-libraries because we are now encouraging also the development of e-libraries with the help of DOST and some schools are doing this,” she said, referring to the Department of Science and Technology.