Anakbayan statement on signing of free college education into law

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Anakbayan congratulates the students, parents and administrators for this victory of our collective struggle for free education.

If signed in full and without conditionalities whatsoever, the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act should provide free tuition and other schools fees for SUCs, LUC, and voch-tech. This should effect a “no collection policy” in all tertiary state schools. CHED and state schools should waste no time and immediately implement this law.

Protests have pushed Duterte to support the people’s demand for free education despite the opposition of neoliberal diehards in the cabinet led by DBM Sec Diokno. This is proof of the bankruptcy of the neoliberal framework of commercialization and privatization. This is proof that free education for all is possible and just.

The fight continues. We should call for the immediate implementation of the “no collection policy” in all state schools, especially UP which is set to still collect tuition and other school fees this year. We likewise call for an expansion of state schools to cover all students, and a stop to unabated tuition and other school fee increases in private schools.

We should continue to fight for a national, scientific and mass education for all. Tuloy ang laban, para sa bayan at kinabukasan!

Posted by on August 4, 2017. Filed under Nation,Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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