Doctors College not increasing tuition fee

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Friday, March 15, 2013


THE Davao Doctors College (DDC) clarified on Friday that the institution is not increasing its tuition and other fees for school year 2013-2014.

Contrary to previous reports (not in Sun.Star Davao), Arnold Barbasan, communication specialist of DDC, said DDC did not apply for increase in tuition and other fees before the Commission on Higher Education (Ched).

"Aware of the recent adverse developments which have caused economic difficulties, such as the recent Typhoon Pablo, DDC has been firm in its stand not to increase its fees next school year," Barbasan said in a statement mailed to Sun.Star Davao.

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In Davao City, the schools that intend to increase tuition and other fees are: Assumption College of Davao, Ateneo de Davao University, Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines, AMA Computer College of Davao, Brokenshire College, Davao Central College, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, Davao Medical School Foundation, Holy Cross of Sasa, Jose Maria College, John Paul II College of Davao, Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku, Mindanao Medical Foundation College, Philippine Women’s College of Davao, San Pedro College, St. Peter’s College of Toril, STI College of Davao, Tecarro College Foundation, and University of the Immaculate Conception.

Holy Cross College of Calinan applied for increase in tuition fees only, while Holy Cross of Davao College sought for increase in other fees only.

Ched regional acting director Raul Alvarez Jr. said private schools that seek tuition increase rely on the collection of payment from students and it is vital that schools pay good salaries to its teachers who have high qualification like master’s and doctorate degrees.

"Rest assured that our students will continue to enjoy their DDC experience this coming school year without any increase in fees," Barbasan said.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 16, 2013.

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