Saturday, August 18, 2018

Catholic private schools threatened by free education law



The Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) has recently expressed that they are being threatened by the free education program that is being implemented by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, or the RA 10391 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
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According to CEAP President Fr. Joel Tabora, he says that the number of enrollees in Catholic private schools have gone down since the implementation of the law.

He says that from 70 percent, enrollees have gone down to now 60 percent in the years 2015-2016.
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He says that most students have begun transferring to public schools from these Catholic private schools due to this free tuition. More than that, the tuition fees in private schools have been steadily increasing all throughout the years that may as well have contributed to the decreasing number of enrollees.

Tabora says that the law is beginning to kill the business of private schools that that there should be an amendment to the law to clarify this.

The CEAP has over 1,484 member schools that do not approve of the free education program of the Duterte administration.