5 TEVETA Pre-Apprentice Recruits Duped
Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Training Authority (TEVETA) says about five 2022 pre-apprentice students were duped by unscrupulous individuals who were posing as TEVET authorities by demanding school fees payments via Airtel money and TNM Mpamba since November last year.
In December last year, TEVETA released a statement warning the recruits, against the individuals.
TEVETA public Relations Officer, Lewis Msasa says the unknown individuals managed to beat the system by communicating with the students before his office sent official SMSs to the apprentices.
"These merciless unscrupulous individuals managed to get into our TEVETA system, getting the phone numbers of the students," said Msasa.
He says, in response to deal with the malpractice, they have been notifying the prospective students about the scam using school coordinators.
He says they situation is under control as no any other cases has been reported so far.
"We have put measures to avoid such malpractice from happening again. We have coordinator who are always on alert to inform the students whenever they suspect such practices," added Msasa.
Assistant Police Public Relations Officer, Felix Misomali says most people have fallen victim to the tricksters due to the excitement that comes with the messages thy receive.
He says the police are working with network providers to apprehend the culprits with most of them in the country's prisons.
"We know where the culprits are, we are working underground to capture whoever has a hand in these malpractices," Misomali said.