Students find P60,000, 2-yr course not accredited by Tesda
BACOLOD CITY—Students who paid P60,000 each for a two-year computer-based accountancy course discovered to their dismay that the course was not accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
Because of this, 25 students of the AMA Computer Learning Center (ACLC) here have sought the help of Tesda provincial director Rolando Juanillo after being given the runaround by officials of the school that closed down in December.
The students had been informed by Tesda that there was no accreditation given to the ACLC computer-based accountancy course.
Student Steffy Ann Braza said the school had not given students their transcripts of records and diplomas to prove that they took the course so they have not been able to apply for jobs related to it.
“We are asking that our papers be released so that we can apply for jobs for the course we took,” Braza said.
Juanillo said he has set a meeting with Ma. Clara Librando, ACLC director, to discuss the complaint of the students.
Librando, however, said she was no longer connected with AMA and the students should bring their concerns to the AMA head office in Manila.
The students said in a letter to Juanillo that they graduated from the two-year course at the ACLC Bacolod in May 2010.
They said a certain Jun Montaño, an ACLC instructor, have assured them of Tesda accreditation.
“All the hardships of our parents and the money spent to send us to school went down the drain,” they told Juanillo.
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