Sen. Bam: Quality education for all, key to prosperity in PH

Sen. Bam: Quality education for all, key to prosperity in PH

Sen. Bam Aquino renewed his commitment to work on access to quality education for every Filipino and emphasized the important role that teachers play in achieving this goal.

“Kaya ipinaglaban at itinulak namin ang libreng edukasyon sa state universities and colleges (SUCs) at dagdag scholarship sa mga private university dahil naniniwala kami na napakahalaga ng edukasyon,” said Sen. Bam in his speech at the Carl Balita Review Center Ultimate Finale Coaching at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

“Ang isang mahalaga sa pagpapaunlad ng bayan ay edukasyon. Education for all. Mahalaga na mayroon kang dalang armas na edukasyon,” added Sen. Bam, principal sponsor of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

Sen. Bam then underscored the role of teachers in the further improvement of the quality of education in the country and in nation building

“Bilang senador, nakita namin na ang pinakamahalagang aspeto ng edukasyon ay ang ating mga guro. Batay sa pag-aaral, ang antas ng edukasyon sa isang bayan ay nakasalalay kung gaano kagaling at kasaya ang mga guro,” said Sen. Bam.

 “Kaya makakaasa po kayo sa tulong mula sa amin sa Senado para sa mga guro para sa lalo pang pagpapaganda ng kalidad ng edukasyon sa bansa,” added Sen. Bam.

Sen. Bam pushed for the passage of Republic Act 10931 during his term as chairman of the Committee on Education in the 17th Congress.

Republic Act 10931 provides free tuition and miscellaneous fees to students in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges (LUCs) and TESDA-run vocational schools.

Furthermore, the law allows students of both public and private college and universities can also apply for scholarship grants and student loans.

Earlier, Sen. Bam reminded SUCs that collection of mandatory and miscellaneous fees from students is illegal with the implementation of RA 10931.

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