Vocational students urged to take up only TESDA-accredited courses

Feb. 05, 2015

By Meryl Rabuya, Davao Today Intern

Davao City – Councilor Mabel Acosta warned students taking up technical and vocational courses to enroll only in government accredited courses.

Acosta, Council committee head on education science and technology arts and culture, said many students have taken up courses not accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

“To guide students whether the courses they are taking are registered or not, public and private schools in all levels must post their government recognition and TESDA program registration permit at the registrar’s office, as provided in the 2005 ordinance no. 069-05,” Acosta said.

Engineer Nestor Tabada of TESDA also agreed with Councilor Acosta saying that it should be posted even outside the Registrar’s Office for the information of students.

He said many schools make a test run, by offering courses which are not yet approved by TESDA, to see if many students would take up these courses.

“If it will not be successful [the school] would shutdown and the students who happened to pay the course will not receive any document to support their training program.” Tabada said. (davaotoday.com)

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