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CBCP Defends Tuition Fee Increase in Catholic Schools for School Year 2018-19

CBCP Defends Tuition Fee Increase in Catholic Schools for School Year 2018-19

Philippines
As usual, there will be an increase in tuition fees in Catholic schools in the Philippines this school year. But after being heavily criticized, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) defended the tuition fee hike, saying that it was necessary so that they will be able to follow the standards required to them by the government. “Private schools are forced to increase tuition and other fees to ensure effective curriculum implementation and maintain the quality of student services in general,” Bishop Roberto Mallari of the CBCP Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education said in a statement, posted at CBCPNews.com, last Wednesday, May 30. “DepEd and other quality assurance institutions require a set of standards that intend to promote student achi