UP orders lifting of "no late payment policy" immediately

ABS-CBN News correspondents Zyann Ambrosio and Doris Bigornia (via ABS-CBNNews.com) report that "the University of the Philippines is lifting its "no late payment" policy after a UP Manila freshman committed suicide due to financial difficulties over the school tuition."

ABS-CBN News correspondents Zyann Ambrosio and Doris Bigornia (via ABS-CBNNews.com) report that "the University of the Philippines is lifting its "no late payment" policy after a UP Manila freshman committed suicide due to financial difficulties over the school tuition."

 

The report revealed: "In a text message sent to all chancellors, the UP Cebu dean and 7 UP campuses, UP Manila Chancellor Manuel Agulto said the no late payment policy will be lifted immediately. The order was released after a dialogue between UP teachers and Agulto on Tuesday afternoon, March 19."

 

The report further noted: "A statement posted on the UP Manila Facebook page dated March 19 said UP President Alfredo E. Pascual has given a directive on the issues regarding the late payment of tuition and other school fees." Pascual said, "In view of the issues raised regarding the late payment of tuition and other school fees, henceforth, I am enjoining all chancellors to allow a reasonable amount of time for registration and payment of fees. For immediate compliance. Just to make it clear, this means that the no late payment policy has been lifted. Any student with financial constraints will no longer have any problems with regard to tuition fee payment deadlines."

 

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