THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. — UP.EDU.PH 

THE HOUSE committee on higher and technical education on Monday approved separate bills that seek to rationalize local state universities and colleges (LUCs) and banning their “no permit, no exam” policy. 

Party-list Representatives Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and Jude A. Acidre filed the bill seeking to achieve quality and excellence in school administration among local universities. 

The committee at the same hearing also approved House Bill 1160, which seeks to penalize school officials and administrators who prevent students from taking exams without a permit, but subject to style changes. 

“We want to allow students to take their exams even without paying their tuition,” Baguio Rep. Mark O. Go said at the hearing. — Kyanna Angela Bulan