Lawmaker Seeks to Grant Free College Education to Teacher's Children

A lawmaker is seeking to grant free of charge college education to a reliant child of a community school teacher.

Rep. Antonio Tinio (Party-list, ACT Teachers), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Fundamental Education and Culture, written House Bill 4077 to address the sad plight of the public school educators.

"In spite of the enactment of the Magna Carta for Community School Teachers within 1966, teachers have been waiting in vain for the benefits meant to somehow ease their particular hardships," Tinio mentioned.

"By shouldering the educational expenses of a instructor's child, the government should provide substantial monetary relief for instructors, give due reputation to their dedication and effort and enhance the status of the instructing profession," Tinio mentioned.

The measure looks for to uplift the economic condition of public college teachers through the supply of a non-wage benefit by means of free tuition and additional fees for their centered children who are accepted to public post-secondary education institutions.

The bill exempts a public school teacher's dependent child through paying tuition and all the fees provided they meets the bare minimum requirements of the state university, university or any community technical/vocational schools under the Specialized Education and Skills Improvement Authority (TESDA).

"If both spouses are public college teachers, the exemption shall apply to 2 dependent children," Tinio said.

The Division of Education (DepEd), Fee on Higher Education (CHED) and TESDA should jointly promulgate the applying rules and regulations essential to carry out the functions of the measure.


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Thanks to cong. Tinio for his concern to ublic school teachers..

Thanks to cong. Tinio for his concern to public school teachers..

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