Free TVET may 9,000+ enrollees – Lapeña

TESDA

Public Information Unit

News Release

27 January 2019

Free TVET may 9,000+ enrollees – Lapeña

Umabot na sa 9,497 ang enrollees para sa free technical vocational education and training (TVET) sa ilalim ng Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) sa inisyal na pagpapatupad nito ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Ayon kay TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, ang nasabing bilang ng mga enrollees para sa UAQTEA-Free TVET ay kasama sa kabuuang 51,325 na nagpalista para mag-avail ng nasabing programa mula Oktubre hanggang Disyembre 2018.

Ang 9,497 scholars na nagsimula nang mag-training noong Oktubre 1, 2018 ay naka-enroll sa 212 implementers o iskwelahan, mula sa kabuuang 317 mga State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs), LGU-run training centers at TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) na magpapatupad nito sa buong bansa.

“Enrollees to Free TVET shall have the benefits covering the tuition, miscellaneous fees, and trainee support provisions (national competency assessment, instructional materials, living allowance, starter toolkit and workshop T-shirts),” paliwanag ni Lapeña.

Batay sa paunang plano, nagnanais ang ahensiya na maka-produce ng 170,000 beneficiaries sa unang batch ng UAQTEA-Free TVET na nilaanan ng Php 6.9 bilyon para sa academic year 2018-2019.

Ang Republic Act No. 10931 o kilala rin bilang UAQTEA, ay naglalayon na pagkalooban ng libreng tuition at iba pang school fees sa mga SUCs, LUCs, LGU-run training centers at TTIs, pagtatag ng Tertiary Education Subsidy and Student Loan Program (SLP). Layon din nito na patatagin ang Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), at paglalaan ng pondo para dito.

Ang UAQTEA ay magbibigay ng pagkakataon sa lahat ng Pilipino mula sa lahat ng antas ng pamumuhay na maka avail ng tertiary education at mabigyan ng pantay na oportunidad ang lahat sa quality tertiary education mula sa pribado at public education institutions. Bibigyan ng prayoridad nito ang mga mag-aaral na mga technically-able at mga mula sa mahihirap na pamilya.

Ang nasabing batas ay nilagdaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong April 3, 2017 na epektibong ipapatupad sa academic year 2018-2019.

Hinikayat ni Lapeña na maari magtungo ang mga interesado sa pinakamalapit na TESDA Provincial Office o bisitahin ang TESDA website (www.tesda.gov.ph)(END)

TESDA

Public Information Unit

News Release

27 January 2019

9,000+ enrollees for Free TVET – Lapeña

Enrollees for free technical vocational education and training (TVET) under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act or UAQTEA have reached 9,497 in the program’s initial implementation by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

According to TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, the UAQTEA-Free TVET enrollees are part of the total 51,325 who had enlisted for availment of the program from October to December 2018.

The 9,497 scholars, who started their training last October 1, 2018, are enrolled in 212 institutions of the total 317 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs), LGU-run training centers and TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) that implement UAQTEA-Free TVET in the country.

“Enrollees to Free TVET shall have the benefits covering the tuition, miscellaneous fees, and trainee support provisions (national competency assessment, instructional materials, living allowance, starter toolkit and workshop T-shirts),” explained Lapeña.

TESDA plans to produce 170,000 in the first batch of beneficiaries for academic year 2018-2019 of the UAQTEA-Free TVET, for which a budget of Php 6.9 billion has originally been allocated.

Republic Act No. 10931 also known as UAQTEA, seeks to give free tuition and other school fees to those enrolling or are enrolled in SUCs, LUCs, LGU-run training centers and TTIs, establish the Tertiary Education Subsidy and Student Loan Program (SLP), further strengthen the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), and to provide funds for its implementation.

The UAQTEA gives Filipinos from all walks of life the opportunity to avail of free tertiary education, and to give equal chances for them to receive this from both public and private institutions.  The program gives priority to students who are technically-able but otherwise from poor families or impoverished backgrounds.

RA 10931 was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on April 3, 2017 for implementation in academic year 2018-2019.

Lapeña encouraged those interested to either visit the nearest TESDA Provincial Office or the TESDA website (www.tesda.gov.ph) for more information.(END)

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