Parent-Teacher Association faulted for disruption of classes in Nkhatabay

Parents and guardians for Children of Kambuwi Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mkumbira in Nkhatabay, have accused authorities at the institution of swindling funds, leading to disruption of lessons in Standards 3 to 6.

Learners at Kambuwi Primary School

In fear of accidents associated with rains, parents and community surrounding the school, mobilized bricks and sand for construction of school blocks, to prevent leaners from risks of using trees for shelter.

Last year, Minister of Transport and Communication, Jappie Mhango contributed K 1.5 million towards the initiative.

However,  parents and guardians have expressed concern that despite their efforts to ensure construction of the blocks, learners are sent back home when it rains due to lack of school blocks,

In an interview, a community member, Leonard Chirwa said the community worked together for the past years towards the construction of the school blocks.

“We have been mobilizing bricks and sand to the construction site as a community and some contributed money,” he said.

One parent, Martha Manda accused the school’s Parent-Teacher Association Committee of misusing the money and materials for the work.

“It is not new to us hearing that learners are being sent back during rainy season. This has been the case year after year.However this year we thought there will be a change,because last year we were asked to contribute K300 each for construction of a learning block,” she said.

Village Group Headman Kamoza said he was not happy that learners in his area were suffering even when well-wishers provided support for them.

“The school just needs a top up because last year the Minister of Transport  Jappie Mhango, contributed K 1.5 million towards the construction,” said Kamoza.

Head teacher the School, Happiness Tsirizani denied the allegations over abuse of money and materials for contraction of school blocks.

“We are building two learning blocks which are at foundation stage.We are failing to complete the project because we ran out of money to pay contractors and purchase more building materials,” she said.

Tsirizani said the situation is bad at the school as four classes learn under trees.

“We are abusing their right to education by sending them back home because of rains. Besides under a tree a lot can happen.What if a branch of falls on them,”she added.

Tsirizani asked government to supportcompletion of the project for children to focus education.

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Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Situsi, out of all the people you have mentioned please remove Chakwera in that list. He is not in the driving seat if at all judge him after 21 May, 2019 as head of state. People are suffering because of dpp poor leadership which we are changing come 21 May, 2019.

WOPHUNZIRA PA MTENGO WA KACHERE 1993 STD 3A
WOPHUNZIRA PA MTENGO WA KACHERE 1993 STD 3A
2 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

AKULU INU NDI INE TINAPHUNZIRA PA MTENGO …VUTOLI SILACHIPANI CHOLAMULA KAPENA BWANJI OUR PROBLEM IS LACK OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY IN MALAWI FULL STOP….

SItUSI
2 years ago

Pitala — goodal — chakwera — Jeffrey wa Jeffrey and other politicians children are abroad while our children are suffering under such harsh conditions —all this is because of us stupid voters —

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