The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) says more foreign students have enrolled from February to April in preparation for school year 2016-2017.
Based on the latest record of the commission, the admission has increased by 35.8%.
The influx of foreign students, mostly from Asian countries lead by China, Japan, and Korea, is the result of President Duterte’s war on drugs. These foreign nationals feel safer in the Philippines now according to CHED undersecretary Fausto Cruz.
Enrollees from Russia who will mostly take English language courses also increased by 12%.
There are also first time enrollees from countries like Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nepal.
The Philippines is considered by many countries as the cheapest alternative in learning English, and the best country to teach English outside US, UK, and Australia.
“The admission of foreign students is a big help to our colleges and universities, and brings more small businesses locally.” Fausto said. /Remia Sandoval/
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