32 schools in Davao apply for tuition hike

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Friday, February 28, 2014


A TOTAL of 32 of 91 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Davao Region have applied for increase in tuition and other school fees (TOSF) for school year 2014-2015.

Based on the record of the Commission on Higher Education-Davao (Ched 11) as of Feb. 14, the schools that have intended to increase school fees in Davao del Sur are Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire College, Davao Medical School Foundation, Holy Cross of Davao College, John Paul II College, Mindanao Medical Foundation College, Philippine College of Technology, Philippine Women's College, Polytechnic College of Davao del Sur, Rizal Memorial College, St. Peter's College of Toril, Samson Polytechnic College of Davao, San Pedro College, Southern Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary, Tecarro College Foundation, University of Immaculate Conception, UM Bansalan College, UM Digos College, UM Guianga College, and University of Mindanao (Main).

In Davao del Norte, the Arriesgado College Foundation, Tagum Doctor's College, Tagum City College of Science and Techno logy Foundation, St. Mary's College of Tagum, UM Panabo, UM Penaplata, UM Tagum College, and ACLC College of Tagum City are intending to increase fees.

Meanwhile, the schools that intend to increase in Compostela Valley are Assumption College of Nabunturan, Kolehiyo ng Pantukan, and Monkayo College of Art, Science and Technology.

However, Ched director Raul Alvarez said they have yet to evaluate the applications of these schools once they will submit the proof of compliance on April 1.

He said today is the last day of consultation for schools that intend to increase.

Alvarez said under the CMO 03, 70 percent of the proceeds from the increase will be used for the payment of increase in salaries, wages, allowances and other benefits of its teaching and non-teaching personnel and other staff, and 20 percent will be for the improvement or modernization of school equipment and buildings.

The remaining 10 percent will go to the owners as return of investments, he said.

Last year, there were only 29 schools with approved tuition hike. Based on the previous records, the schools only intended to increase not more than 10 percent.

"I hope we could maintain that," Alvarez said during the Kapihan sa PIA at Abreeza Mall Thursday.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 28, 2014.

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