MANILA — The Higher Education Commission (CHED) has agreed to remove the “Return Services Requirement” from the Implementing Rules (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. The mark will be withdrawn after compliance with the agreement. “Nire-rehistro ko on the record na walang legal na batayan ang pagpasok ng CHED sa IRR ng free higher education return service requirement (I noted that CHED has no legal basis to include the return service requirement in the IRR),” Tinio said. “Ayaw mo mag-Return of Service, eh di magbayad ka ng teaching, this is the provision of the law (if you don`t want to make a return of service, then pay the tuition fees, that`s the provision of the law),” de Vera said. He added that the “return of service” can include simple tasks that student auxiliaries will perform in most schools, such as dropping books off at the library or planting for campus beautification. According to an online post published in March, Ched Officer J. Prospero de Vera III said that now that they are scholars in government, it is right that they return the money or favors to the public in the form of a service. Graduates who do not fulfill their return contracts are asked to pay double the tuition fee at the time of entry, plus interest as donations less than the total amount of tuition paid. Tee said the RSP is also the university`s reimbursement program for grants it receives from the government. Tee said he was confident that UP graduates would easily find jobs in the Philippines. Students are expected to provide “returns of service” during their studies.
If they decide not to meet this requirement, they must pay for their tuition and unsubscribe from the scholarship program. During his interpellation, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said that the obligation to return had no legal basis. “Winawasak nito ang pinaka-esensya ng batas dahil kung may kapalit na serbisyo, hindi na tunay na libre ang edukasyon sa kolehiyo (It destroys the essence of the law because it is not really considered free university training if in return the service is required),” Tinio said. Manila, Philippines – The Manila campus of the University of the Philippines (UP) has begun implementing its Return Services Program (RSP), which binds graduates of health courses to work in the country for up to five years. Isabela Rep. My. Lourdes Aggabao, sponsor of the CHED budget, announced the announcement during plenary debates on the Agency`s 2019 budget early Thursday. He said it was up to universities to decide what tasks they will assign to students. He assured, however, that students would not receive overwhelming tasks, as universities were forced to forward the to-do list to CHED for evaluation.
(NAP) In order to ensure compliance with the rules, the academic documents of RSP students are accompanied by the following indication: “The graduate is subject to the return service agreement with the university; It is only for employment in the Philippines. He said the program has become an absolute admission requirement in some courses at the College of Medicine, College of Allied Medical Professions, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Doctor of Dentistry and in the extension campuses for the School of Health Sciences in Leyte, Baler and Koronadal. Dr. Michael Tee, director of the UP-Manila Information Office, said the program is UP-Manila`s response to the problem of the exodus of professionals that the country has faced due to the migration of nurses and doctors in recent years abroad. . . .