Editorial: Doubling Tesda scholars a good move

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority's (Tesda) two-day National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) Enrolment and job bridging set today and tomorrow simultaneously all over the country is but a laudable action by the government.

The event, designed to open scholarship grants to those who need it the most, is expected to be attended and participated by hundreds of thousands who wish to gain additional knowledge for employment or for business venture.

The office's data reveals that its graduates last year in the region alone already reached 100,000.

How much more this time, when it's already being offered to would-be scholars conveniently without the hassle of going to their offices just to apply for the scholarship, as the event is held in venues closer to the people.

"The president said we will no longer wait for those who would like to become scholars but Tesda will go to them," Mafel Gamale, information officer of Tesda-Davao, said.

And this time, all of those who wish to apply, regardless of their affiliation, are welcome.

The aim of the event is to double the number of its scholars as the government's scholarship funds doubled.

The event was not only for scholarship enrollment but also a job bridging so that Tesda graduates meet their prospective employers, either local or overseas. This move is also laudable as the graduates won't worry anymore as to the question of who needs their skills they have recently acquired.

Surely, this move is a one step forward for the government in "teaching its people how to fish" instead of only "giving them fish".
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