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Solon urges DepEd to stop ‘no-permit, no-exam’ in elem, high schools, too

27 January 2010 5,675 views 13 Comments
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Kabataan Party-list Representative Mong Palatino today urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to address the ‘no permit, no exam’ policy in basic and secondary schools in the country.

In a letter sent to the DepEd Secretary Jesli Lapus, Palatino said that parents of elementary and high school students are also complaining of the implementation of a ‘no permit, no exam’ policy in private elementary and high schools.

“So far, we have been receiving a steady stream of complaints from parents of high school students who have fallen victim to the “no-permit, no-exam” policy being implemented in elementary and high schools.”

Kabataan Party-list and the National Union of Students of the Philippines have recently launched a hotline phone number (352-1054) for students and parents following the release of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memo No. 02 Series of 2010 ordering schools to allow students with arrears to take examinations.
The CHED Memo was in response to HB6799 or Anti-“No-Permit, No-Exam” Policy Bill that Palatino filed in September 2009.

The young solon said that basic and secondary school students should not be prevented from taking their exams due to the continuous implementation of a “no-permit, no-exam” policy in the basic and secondary levels in private schools.

Below is the copy of Palatino’s letter to DepEd Sec. Jesli Lapus.

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HON. JESLI A. LAPUS
Secretary
Department of Education

Dear Secretary Lapus:
As you may have already learned, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has issued a Memorandum Order 02 Series of 2010, ordering higher education institutions (HEIs) to allow students with arrears to take exams. This is in response to our Anti-“No Permit, No Exam” Policy Bill (HB06799 An Act Penalizing the Imposition of a ‘No Permit, No Exam’ policy or Any such Policy that Prohibits Students from Taking their periodical or Final Examinations Due to Unpaid Tuition and Other School Fees) that has been discussed in the committee level last week, in which CHED was invited.

CHED has acted accordingly and without delay and we greatly appreciate its efforts to consider the welfare of our students especially during this time of economic crisis.

To monitor the implementation of said memorandum, we have launched a hotline where students and parents can air their complaints and grievances. So far, we have been receiving a steady stream of complaints from parents of high school students who have fallen victim to the “no-permit, no-exam” policy being implemented in elementary and high schools.

In this light, we urge the DepEd to immediately address this matter. We believe that elementary and high school students should not be prevented from taking their exams due to the continuous implementation of a “no-permit, no-exam” policy in the basic and secondary levels, especially in private schools.

Thank you.

In the service of the Filipino youth,
RAYMOND ‘MONG’ PALATINO (sgd)
Representative, Kabataan Party-list

  • marshmallowplmarian

    sa pamantasan ng lungsod ng marikina, ipinapatupad pa rin ang “no permit, no exam” policy… hindi ka maaaring makapag-exam kapag hindi pa bayad sa tuition mo… pinapatupad ng acoounting department ng PLMar ang polisiyang iyan… sana ay gawan nyo po ng aksyon dahil hanggang sa ngayon ay hindi pa masyadong nakakabangon ang karamihan sa mga mag-aaral sa bagsik ni Ondoy…salamat KABATAAN partylist,. godbless po…

  • eliodororanara

    06 february 2010

    magandang umaga po, paki imbistigahan lamang po ninyo itong INA NG BUHAY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, jordan heights subd. damong maliit, novaliches quezon city
    na palagi na lamang humihingi ng school fees, kagaya lamang po nitong NAT REVIEW na may bayad na 800 pesos bawat estudyante, puro na lang pera ang lakad sa school na ito, akala ko ba bawal ang ganitong mga gawain sa mga school, palakasan pa ang sistema dito, kung sino yong malakas magbigay honor roll aang bata, pls paki imbistigahan lamang po ninyo ito.sa panahon ngayon na tumatass ang mga presyo ng bilihin, dapat itigil na nila ito.
    maraming salamat po at mabuhay po kayo.

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  • lady

    St. Francis Institute, Learning and Business High School disqualified my child from honor roll just because of this “no permit, no exam policy.”
    Since we didn’t pay the tuition fee on time, they didn’t allow my child to take the exam. They have this rule of “disqualifying” student from honor rolls when they don’t take the exam on the given schedule.

  • allan reyes

    Please call the attention of DECS regarding the NO PERMIT NO EXAM POLICY at MARYBELLE MONTESSORI in BRGY. MAYAPA CALAMBA CITY. PLEASE PLEASE HELP US ASAP!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000676605483 Amy Tobias

    A Montessori school in Plaridel, Bulacan should be checked re : No payment no exam policy,
    another issue is the class advisers/ teachers of this school are also paid by some parents to be the tutors of their children, do you think that!s fair????

  • michelle magnaye

    NO PERMIT NO EXAM POLICY Maria Katrina School (Brgy. Saog, Marilao, Bulacan) Please call the attention of DECS regarding that matter di pumasok ang anak ko then they didn’t allow my child to take the exam
    sna pinauwi nlang nila anak or hinatid nla or tnxt ako pra maiuwi yng anak ko eh ang gnwa nla pinaupo nla nila sa isang sulok hbang ang lhat nag eexam sya andon lng nakatanga sa isang tabi very yraumaic experience sa bata yun napahiya sya that time ayaw nya pumasok kahit byad na na tution . .

  • Anonymous

    good day..isa din kami sa biktima ng ST.CLARE SCHOOL ACADEMY OF CAVITE “no permit,no exam policy” sa dahilan hindi agad kami nakakabayad on time hindi nila pinakukuha ng exam ang mga bata kahit po monthly exam ay hindi dahil daw po wala pang payments.. dpat po b ganun na pati sa monthly exam hindi pwede. Pwede naman po ata sila mag-exam at kung halimbawa may kulang pa or balanses sa school pwede nman nila hindi irelease ang cards or diplomas di ba po… maraming salamat po…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2ZYMQ22PMK5SH6FBPTVD5BNN54 Rommel

      I am also from cavite, and what you said should be workable. I sympathize  with you sir! I have 3 daughters and I hate to see the day that they will be asked to leave the classrooms because of no permit no exam policy.Though I know that certain schools should not have offered air conditioned classrooms and prepaid field trips without consulting the parents (PTA) to keep the tuition fees at affordable levels, I can’t do anything but probably transfer them to other schools whose administration is more tuned to education rather than profits.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5I3EVZ5LUZ5YWIY5PS4RZHUJEM Patricia Gabato

    pakitulungan nman ang mga magulang n mapagtapos ang kanilang mga anak sa maayos n school,isa ang aking anak sa biktima ng NO PERMIT NO EXAM POLICY sa grade school pa lamang sya ay nakakaranas n sya ng discrimination,hindi nman kayabangan ang mag- paaral sa pribadong school gusto lamang ng bawat magulang n maging maayos ang pag-aaral ng kanilang mga anak alam nman natin ang kalagayan ng ating pampublikong paaralan. please check ACADEMIA DE SAN BARTOLOME DE TAGUIG  LOCATED SA TUKTUKAN TAGUIG CITY..pls act ASAP.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NT3QUJZYRTRDN7LBJGBJNDDC6E oji

    paki check din po ang De Torres school sa Sta Rosa Laguna…. patuloy parin ang kanilang pagpapatupad ng no permit no exam…..kawawa naman po yung mga bata…
    marami pong salamat

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2ZYMQ22PMK5SH6FBPTVD5BNN54 Rommel

    Sir,
    First all of I praise your work and I will do my part to see your party list in the next congress.I am also a parent who struggles to provide a decent education for my 3 daughters and I praise most constantly the initiative that you have taken for us.”no permit,no exam” policy is truly heartbreaking for a student,though I heve never felt it since I was a scholar, but now considering that I might feel it for my 3 children sends shivers down my spine. But I also feel for the school without tuition fees there will be no payslips for their teachers. What I am sad about is that schools provide air-conditioning to rooms and field trip( and “recollections”? from a supposedly non sectarian school) already prepaid not necessarily needed that raises the cost of the tuition fees.What we actually need is good, basic and decent education not high cost tuition fees, nor air-conditioning in classrooms and definitely not prepaid field trips.

  • Helen dela Cruz

    St. Paul College of Paranaque is one school who practices this barbaric act. My daughter and 9 others were sent out of their classroom by their adviser two days before the due date apparently for the reason that they have not yet paid their tuition fees. It’s not even on the exam date. The only reason I could think of is that she wanted to embarrass these kids so they could squeeze their necks into paying the tuition on time. I know my obligations as a parent. I did not enroll my child in that institution only to be maligned by their teachers especially due to proprietary reasons. The other time, their names were written on the blackboard because they haven’t yet paid their tuition fees. Parents have different personal circumstances. I for one am having a hard time raising money for the tuition fees of my two kids but I make sure I pay on due date. What saddens me are the vulture like acts of these teachers who even prior to the due date would resort to demeaning acts that’s totally demoralizing to the children. I urge the government to include elementary and secondary education as well to the no-permit no-exam policy act, anyway the tuition are as high as these universities and colleges as well and even keeps on escalating almost annually . Schoolsma resort to other measures of compelling students to pay tuition fees like holding of their grades for enrollment on the following year rather than this very barbaric and inhumane acts.