Half of list are schools in Cebu

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MORE than half of the total private elementary and secondary schools in Central Visayas that have applied for a tuition hike for the next academic year are from Cebu City and the rest of the province.

Seven come from Cebu City, five from Cebu Province, two from Lapu-Lapu City and one each from Mandaue City and Bogo City, or a total of 16 schools from the 30 schools that have applied for the increase, according to Department of Education (DepEd) 7 records yesterday.

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In Bohol, only 12 schools have applied for an increase, while two are from Negros Oriental.

According to the DepEd 7’s partial list of schools with confirmed tuition hikes, Lahug Christian School in Lahug, Cebu City will raise tuition at the nursery, kindergarten, preparatory and elementary levels by 10 percent.

Capitol Center SDA Elementary School at the Capitol Site, Cebu City will also impose a 10-percent hike on its elementary enrollees.

The Proverbs Ville Academy in Lapu-Lapu City will implement the 10-percent hike on its pre-school students in June.

Other private grade schools in the rest of the province and in Cebu City are raising fees by less than 10 percent.

In Bohol, the NOCAH Emmanuel Learning Center Incorporated in Valencia, the Holy Trinity School Foundation in Tagbilaran City and the Tubigon Baptist Church Learning Center have been given the go-ahead to raise their tuitions.

DepEd 7 Director Recaredo Borgonia said schools are not allowed to raise tuition by more than 10 percent.

Other schools in Cebu City whose applications have yet to be approved are the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of San Carlos, St. Mary’s Academy of San Nicolas and the Holy Rosary School of Pardo.

From the Province of Cebu are Cecilia’s College, Mary Help of Christians Schools Inc., Mary Queen of the Apostles School of Cebu Inc. all in Minglanilla; Exceed Learning Center in Naga; and the St. Augustine Academy Inc. in Alcantara.

The Royal Child Academy of Naga Inc. in Basak Lapu-Lapu City has also applied for a tuition hike, as well as the Mother Serafina Learning Center in Mandaue City and Cebu Roosevelt Memorial Colleges in Bogo City.

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