Ched allows 29 Davao schools to hike tuition

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Sunday, May 5, 2013


ALL but two of the 31 schools in the Davao Region that petitioned for a tuition increase have been granted by the Commission on Higher Education (Ched).

Raul Alvarez Jr., acting regional director of Ched, said in a text message that only 29 out of 31 schools were granted of a hike.

Alvarez refused, however, to name the schools as of Sunday.

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He earlier said that the number of schools might change depending on the result of the consultations and the compliance reports submitted to Ched regional office.

At least 31 out of 92 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Davao signified to increase tuition and other fees for school year 2013-2014. Twenty-six schools applied for increase in tuition and other fees, one for tuition only, and four applied for other fees.

Of the 26 schools that applied for increase in tuition and other fees, 19 are from Davao City, two in Davao del Sur, four in Davao del Norte, and one from Compostela Valley province.

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.

In Davao del Sur, Serapion C. Basalo Memorial Foundation College and South Philippine Adventist College applied for tuition and other fees increase, while Holy Cross of Davao College-Babak sought for other fees increase.

In Davao del Norte, Arriesgado College Foundation, ACLC College of Tagum City, Liceo de Davao, and Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology sought to increase in tuition and other fees, while Aces Polytechnic College of Panabo applied for increase in other fees.

Kolehiyo ng Pantukan in Compostela Valley province also applied for increase in tuition and other fees, while Assumption College of Nabunturan sought for increase only in other fees. (ANC)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 06, 2013.

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