07 June 2012
|Photo courtesy of the UP Diliman CSSP Student Council.|
Hiniling ng mga estudyante mula sa Metro Manila at Southern Tagalog sa Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) na suportahan ang House Bill 2190 o Students’ Rights and Welfare (STRAW).
Sa isang liham, ipinaabot ng Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) ang kanilang pagnanais na sagutin ng CHEd ng “YES” ang kanilang kahilingan.
“We all know that our fight is not only focused on students’ rights violations. We have root cause of these problems. More complex issues have to be resolved especially in the quality, accessibility and relevant education that our students need,” pahayag ni Kristine Baguio, national secretary general ng Bukluran [UP] System.
“Studying in a private university is a privilege. But studying in the cheapest university in the country is an opportunity. We are very sad because every year the education budget does not increase, worse that it’s declining,” pahayag naman Richelle Santiago, estudyante ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
“Not providing adequate budget for universities results to inadequate facilities and equipment. These are the primary needs of students when they go to school. Thus, inadequate facilities will not provide a quality education. Unfortunately, lobbying for higher education budget is not enough. We can see a large problem here – misallocation of the national budget,” dugtong ni Santiago.
Binigyan-diin nina Baguio at Santiago na hindi nila maatim na lalong dadami ang bilang ng mga tumitigil sa pag-aaral dahil sa mataas na bayarin sa tuition habang limitado na ang tatanggaping estudyante sa state colleges and universities (SUCs). – Mac Cabreros