Taft Manila is a place where you can find many schools, colleges and universities. There you can find Araullo High School, Sta. Isabel College, Technological University of the Philippines or TUP, and Philippines Normal University or PNU. The two last metnioned schools are state universities in Manila that offer quality education.
TUP is a government school or state university for technological courses such as IT, engineering and education. TUP offers 3-year courses which are ladderize to four years, bachelors degree courses or 4-year course, masters degree and doctoral degree. TUP has many engineering graduates who top in the board exam.
PNU is a very good university for educational courses. They you can find many specialized or major courses for education such as Math, English, Science, Social Studies, etc. PNU is known for having very strict professors and also strict in academic requirements. They are strict because they are aiming for excellence! PNU has many graduates who top in the licensure examination for teachers.
PNU and TUP have low tuition fees, and between the two PNU has more affordable tuition. The two schools are very in Manila city hall, LRT central terminal station, Sta. Isabel College, Intramuros, Ayala Bridge, Lawton and SM Manila.