MASVINGO – There were disturbances at a meeting held last week at Victoria Junior School with parents disrupting the gathering in protest against what they alleged to be gross misappropriation of funds at the school.
Sources said parents were unhappy with the way school funds are being handled by those in charge. Parents reportedly claimed that some school authorities were using the money for their own personal ends.
Sources also told TellZim News that some School Development Committee (SDC) members were doing business with the school and were allegedly awarding themselves contracts while overcharging the school for the work done.
The sources said parents did not want to be addressed by school authorities, arguing that they had not been given satisfactory explanations on how some funds were used.
When contacted for comment, Provincial Education Director (PED), Zedias Chitiga, professed ignorance on the matter saying he was yet to get details.
"I am yet to know about the issue. No one has informed me about that as yet but I will comment as soon as I get details," said Chitiga.local