Matindi School director embezzles K1.7m fees, students fail to access results

At least 136 students from Matindi Girls Academy who sat for the last Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination are failing to access their results as Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb)  are holding them due to non-payment of examination fees amounting K1.7 million.

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One student said Maneb has now ordered parents to pay the examination fees again as the initial money was not remitted to Maneb.

The former head teacher at Matindi Girls Academy said the director of the school, Elvis Mserebo took all the money in pretext that he was banking the cash.

“The school examination officer, who was the deputy head teacher, surrendered all the money to the director who claimed he was going to bank them in the account of Maneb only to hear he did not, this is said,” he said.

Mserebo confirmed the incident but said he has already started paying the money to Maneb so that it releases the results.

But Maneb spokesperson MayamikoChiwaya said parents are paying the fees again on their own.

“We have made arrangements that can be paying the money on their own and we will be releasing the results to individual students,” she said.

She said Matindi Girls Academy is just one of the 14 public and private schools whose MSCE results have been withheld for non-payment of examination fees.

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Gertrude
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This guy is a crook and even if taken to court he comes out clean.

Guanta
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Guanta

if I were one of the victims, I would hv sued both the school and the director.
this is theft by trick. it’s criminal

mwiteya
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mwiteya

Malawi nde ameneyo.Amadzionongera yekha business

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Why is this not treated as theft? He admitted to pocketing the money, yet I don’t see where it says that he was arrested!!

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Theft by trick or theft by servant. However, to parents that have once again paid to access the results, kindly team up and institute civil proceedings to claim for the refunds and also special damages on expenses incurred to travel to MANEB in Zomba. The said fees were already paid by the students upon receiving the money from their respective parents but the guy took them on pretext of banking them. Remember parents to claim for general damages for inconvenience suffered. To students that will fail to access the results by December 31, 2018, sue the institution and the guy… Read more »

Johni
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Johni

Kuzionongera business poyerayera. He has noone to blame if he ends up with no students or fewer students this year

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