President Danilo L. Concepcion announced last August 7 that the University of the Philippines System will not collect tuition and other school fees this semester. Concepcion added that this is in light of the passage of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act signed by President Duterte
The UPCAT or University of the Philippines College Admission Test was held last October 21-22 at different UP systems and various test centers nationwide. An estimate of 103,000 aspiring to be “Iskolar ng Bayan” applied for this year’s UPCAT.
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