Zvishavane – Parents of children attending Dadaya Primary School are unhappy over what they perceive to be the misuse of funds by school authorities saying it has been a long time without any notable development at the school.
Disgruntled parents feel school authorities are not making good use of the school fees that is paid by pupils, claiming the school does not even have adequate accommodation for teachers.
"We suspect that our money is being misused as it is eight years without any development at the school. Some teachers are residing at the school while others are not. Children are not given receipts for some of the money we pay for relish," said one concerned parents.
The school headmistress, Locardia Jange, scoffed the parents' claims saying her administration is doing everything in its capacity to deliver but at times they are let down by late payments of fees.
She blamed the school's problems on inadequate funding and the late payment of fees by parents.
"Teachers keep the records of payments for the relish; these are just allegations from a certain group of parents who feel that their money is not being used properly. Anyone with genuine queries about payments must approach my office for clarification.
"The bricks to construct houses for teachers were molded a long time back but some parents have not yet paid school fees for their children and that is delaying the construction process," said Jange.
Meanwhile, parents have requested for the clarification on how the school levy works and have registered their complaints with the school development committee.news