Parents refuse to pay school fees

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The National- Thursday, February 10, 2011


PARENTS of students attending Kaupena High School in Southern Highlands have refused to pay for their children’s school fees.

They took this action while demanding that the school board members produce a written report of how the schools affairs were managed over the past four years.

On the other hand, the school is likely to face a shortage of teachers after six teachers left the school for various reasons.

The parents now want school authorities to address these issues, as well as produce a written report on how the school’s affairs were managed over the last three years, before they would agree to pay for the school fees.

In a meeting held by school authorities and parents on Monday, the parents raised concerns that there was no financial reports submitted over the last four years, there was a need for additional teachers, not enough staff houses, no proper water supply system and dormitories were run down.

Board members were not at the meeting, but local councillor Steven Tipo said it was a concern if teachers were not recruited soon.

He said the education of children was important and the management team had to act swiftly to ensure that classes commenced on time.