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COA Wants Refund From Students Of Pisay Who Didn't Take Science Course

COA Wants Refund From Students Of Pisay Who Didn’t Take Science Course

| On 11, Jul 2017

The Commission on Audit (COA) is now running after former students of Philippine Science High School who didn’t take up Science course in college.

Students of Pisay pledged in taking Science course in college. Those who take the other roads, according to COA, have breached the agreement and therefore, it may pursue legal charges against them and their parents.

“As of December 31, 2016, there were at least 115 scholars who have not complied with the requirements of the Scholarship Agreement, especially the provision on the pursuit of a university degree in science and technology, hence, should be required to refund the scholarship benefits totaling P18,904,792.40,” said COA.

COA said Pisay can demand the refund on these students. It also noted that the school admitted the limited means to impose sanctions against scholars who ignore the demand for the refund.

An audit also revealed that some students in the Visayas campus have qualifications that “was not consistent with the Guidelines for Scholarship Categorization.”

Auditors found out that 17 students overpaid a total of P160,000 while one underpaid P10,000 under the economic guidelines one the socio-economic status of the students. Nine students who were audited randomly are categorized as full scholars but were “seen living a comfortable life.”

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