A LAWMAKER on Wednesday called for an audit of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to find out what became of the P10.3 billion earmarked for the free tuition and living allowances of thousands of poor students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and in private higher educational institutions.

In calling for an audit, Northern Samar Rep. Paul Daza was reacting to complaints by the Association of Higher Education Institution (AHEI) in Region 12 against CHEd for the non-payment of student scholarships under the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education or UniFAST, which is mandated to ensure that all eligible Filipinos get access to adequate and equitable education.

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