Wednesday, September 30

Stringent action against PSTI if they cheat students

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M. Kula Segaran – Bernama file photo

IPOH: The government will take stringent action against Private Skills Training Institutes (PSTI) if they dupe students into signing up for training with them by promising financings from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (SDFC).

Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran said the allocation which was channeled to the agency under his ministry was adequate to date.

‘’The financings to the students through SDFC is now being given in installments based on the agreement letter which is provided by the skills institutes.

‘’If there is cheating, there will be an action process and the ministry will conduct an examination..action will be taken including detaining and dragging the culprits to court if such a case is found,’’ he said.

He said this when met by reporters at the Green Earth programme at the here today.

Kula Segaran was commenting on a report in a local newspaper today that many trainees at PSTI were forced to end their training half-way after they failed to obtain SDFC loans as promised.

The report said it was a slick tactic of  the institutes to reap profits when offering skills training to lure more students to sign up with them but would backfire if the loans were not approved.

The affected students were forced to cough out their own savings to finance their studies or had to quit thereby thwarting their aspiration to boost their skills and secure better paying jobs. – Bernama