24 Aug TESDA Spends P10 Million For Fake Scholars, Trainors, and Training Centers- COA
Mga higala! The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is now being investigated by the Commission on Audit for the use of over P10 million funds in fake training programs, with fake scholars, teachers, and training centers.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, COA’s audit on TESDA in 2017 revealed that funds were being misused by two Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs): AMA Computer College (AMACC) and the Technivoc Institute Corporation (TIC).
COA stressed that TESDA Manila paid P9.3 million to AMACC Sta. Mesa Campus in 2015 for training on Java computer programming language involving 310 scholars. But, upon further investigation, auditors were not able to validate 195 of the 310 scholars due to wrong informations on their records, such as phone numbers and address.
Meanwhile, the 77 students of the 310 revealed that they were regular students and did not attend a separate TESDA scholarship. Overlapping schedules and dates of training for the the same instructors were also discovered.
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