Binay to CHED: Check plight of OJTs abroad
THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) yesterday said it will look into allegations that students of Hotel and Restaurant Management courses are being exploited while undergoing on-the-job-training (OJT) abroad.
CHED executive director Julito Vitriolo issued the statement following a request from Vice President Jejomar Binay to look into reports he received about colleges requiring HRM students to undergo OJT abroad “where they work long hours as wait staff without any compensation.”
Binay, who is also presidential adviser on overseas Filipino eorkers’ concerns, said he found the report “alarming.”
“I would like to request your good office to conduct an investigation into this practice, and if needed, take appropriate measures to protect the interest and welfare of our youth,” the Vice President said in a letter addressed to CHED chairwoman Patricia Licuanan.