MANILA — The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will scrutinize tuition fee hike applications of universities and colleges wanting to adjust their tuition fees.
“Sasalain nang mabuti ng CHED ito sa ilalim ni Chair Patricia Licuanan kung nararapat silang magbigay ng pagtaas doon sa kanilang tuition (CHED will carefully filter [these applications] under Char patricia Licuanan if they really should increase their tuition),” Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
CHED is set to release the actual list sometime in April or May, she added.
Valte also said that CHED will make sure that colleges and universities that have signified their intention to increase their tuition fees should be able to comply with the guidelines and rules set by CHED.
“So we should expect the final list. I understand that there’s a number floating around, 400 daw, pero ito siguro ‘yung mga nag-apply o mag-a-apply pa lang at hindi ibig sabihin ay aprubado na ng CHED ‘yung mga increase na ‘yan (They said 400, but this may be the number of those who applied or just about to apply. It doesn;t mean that CHED already approved the increase),” she added.