Poll shows 98% favour free university tuition – Senator
The survey, commissioned by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, was conducted from 10 to 14 September among 1,200 adult respondents. A copy of the poll released to the media on Tuesday 24 October showed that support for this free tuition for students extends across all economic classes: 99% in Classes ABC, 97% in Class D, and 100% in Class E, as well as across geographic regions such as the National Capital Region at 98%, Balance Luzon at 96%, Visayas at 99% and Mindanao at 100%.
When asked why they support free college tuition, 51% of the respondents said that it results in more graduates – 52% belong to Classes D and E, while 45% belong to Classes ABC. “Of the 1% who are not in favour of free tuition in public universities, nearly half expressed concerns about the quality of education, while another 47% mentioned the issue of underfunding in public universities,” Gatchalian pointed out in a statement.
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