CEBU CITY -- At least 120 private schools in Central Visayas have confirmed a tuition increase for school year 2013-2014, said a Department of Education (DepEd) official.
The rate of increase they applied for varies, but the average increase is eight percent, said Dr. Marcial Degamo, DepEd Quality Assurance and Accountability Division chief.
Degamo said the deadline for the application for tuition increase was last May 15, but applications were received as early as December last year.
There are 75 schools in Cebu Province who applied for an increase, along with 30 schools in Bohol, 10 schools in Negros Oriental, and five schools in Siquijor.
Degamo also revealed there are three schools in Cebu Province that lack a permit to operate and are being given technical assistance until they are able to meet DepEd’s standards and requirements.
In Cebu, 28 schools that will increase tuition this year are in the provincial division; three are in Bogo City; four in Lapu-Lapu; three in Mandaue City; 18 in Cebu City; 12 in Talisay City; three in Toledo City; two in Danao City; and one each in Carcar City and Naga City.