Education experts have raised an alarm over abuse of school grants for books and school maintenance as head teachers are said to be using the money for personal businesses.
Civil Society Coalition on Quality Education executive director Benedicto Kondowe said a research done by his office has shown that the School Improvement Programme (SIP) grant is grossly abused by head teachers and sometimes in collision with school committees.
“Our research shows that the head teachers use the money to invest in their personal businesses. They do not buy books neither do they maintain schools,” he said.
He has since asked the government to swiftly make an audit and ensure that the money used n intended purpose.
Kondowe said there is little transparency and accountability on the money hence head teachers and corrupt school committee members find it easy to abuse it.
Phalombe District Education Manager Lewis Chathyoka confirmed the money is abused in some schools in the district and promised stern action against those involved in the malpracticeFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :