University execs explain tuition hikes

“SCHOOLS are also affected by outside forces.”

Increase in school fees is imposed not because of the whim of a school’s administration but because they also need to address the clamor of teachers for a salary increase as well as to continually improve their facilities.

University of Baguio (UB) executive vice president Armando Galimba said universities in the city have been considerate of the plight of parents, reason why the increases done are very moderate compared to other schools outside of the Cordillera.

Galimba said even with a modest increase, quality education has been maintained, reason why students from Northern Luzon prefer studying in Baguio, despite the put-up of colleges and universities in their own provinces.

Compared also to state universities and colleges (SUCs) where some of its funds are subsidized by the government, private higher educational institutions (HEIs) depend on fees paid by its students to defray expenses, University of the Cordilleras chairman of the board Benjamin Salvosa said.

But on top of the increases they impose are their mandate to deliver quality education, Salvosa added.

To improve the quality of education, new equipment, facilities, books and training for teachers would have to be done, they say.

And while there are sectors that complain of the increases which is usually done annually, panelists who attended last Thursday’s regular Kapihan sa Baguio said parents usually expect an increase and have actually prepared for this.

What made this year’s increase a burden to parents is that this took place at a time when fare and the prices of basic commodities have gone up.

Asked of the possibility of imposing a one-time increase and later on stop increases for a period of at least five years, Galimba said this will be more burdensome than the staggered increases that schools usually impose.(SunStarBaguio)


My Take: Same old palusot.  Same old lies.  Taun-taon tu,ataas ang tuition pero lagi namang bulok ang cr ng mga schools.  Sira ang mga kisame.  Di tumataas ang sweldo ng mga titser.  Di tumataas ang passing rate sa mga licensure exams.  Hay naku.

One Response to “University execs explain tuition hikes”

  1. VerPo Says:

    oo, tama…

    ang mga titser dito sa Pinas, nakakahiya ang sweldo nila kumpara sa ibang bansa… kulang na kulang ang sweldo nila (pati librarian, ex-librarian ako)…

    dumadating sa punto na mangungutang ang mga guro…. ang teacher 1 sa public school kakarampot na 9,100 lang ang neto nila…. HIndi makakabuhay yun ng 4 na anak… idagdag pa natin ang pangit na serbisyo (ng mga empleyado) ng GSIS…. Nakakabadtrip kayo, huwag ninyo murahin ang mga guro kung tanong sila ng tanong kung bakit may nakalagay sa posted summary nila na hindi nadeduct-an dahil mga hunghangks! mandatory/compulsory ang GSIS, kaya imposible na hindi sila nagbayad…

    kung tutuusin, kakarampot na nga lang ang sweldo nila, binawasan pa ang mga benipisyo nila sa GSIS lalo na kapag wala kang asawa, kaya sa walang asawa hindi kayo pwedeng mamatay dahil halos wala kayong makukuha sa GSIS.

    wait! pagtaas pala ng tuition fee ang issue, sorry, sorry, I just got carried away…


    oops! ang puso! ang presyon! baka pati yan eh tumaas din ehehehe.

    ex-lib ka pala? hmmm… siguro dami mong alagang worm? hehehek (joke) 🙂

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