Continuing Diploma students of Davao Oriental Polytechnic Institute enrolled for the second semester SY 2019-2020 under Free TVET UAQTEA Scholarship Program have received their respective Training Support Fund and Book Allowance from the Disbursing Officer, Ms. Chrisdyll P. Pellejo, on Friday, July 16-17, 2020. Before getting their financial benefits, they were strictly briefed to observe health protocols as required for safety. They received an instructional materials allowance worth Php 5,000.00 each and Php 160.00 per living allowance based on their daily attendance sheets. Aside from the financial benefits, they also received three (3) pieces of workshop uniform.
The benefits received by the students are covered under Republic Act (R.A.) 10931 (Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act) in which TESDA implemented the Free TVET UAQTEA Scholarship Program. It also includes free training fee, free assessment fee in their resultant competencies, accident insurance from GSIS, free ID and miscellaneous fee. With the pandemic and economic crisis happening today, the amount they received would be of great help in sustaining their needs as a student. The government under the dynamic leadership of President Rodrigo R. Duterte sees to it that all young Filipinos will be able to get free TVET education. With the strong and able management under Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, TESDA will continue to be the beacon of hope for Filipinos aiming to be get quality TVET education and be globally competitive skilled workers.