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Insukamini parents pin on school head for mismanagement

Parents with children at Insukamini Primary School in Bulawayo have confronted the institution’s headmistress Emily Makumbirofa accusing her of maladministration.

The parents who spoke at a meeting held at the school last week blamed the headmistress of attempting to shield the current School Development Committee (SDC) from accountability to parents on utilisation of school funds.

Zoren Sibanda a parent objected to the head’s move of wanting to allow the elections of a new SDC committee before they had accounted for their activities during their tenure in office.

“The head should not allow the election of a new committee before these people have been audited and they should also make a report to us,” said Sibanda.

Sibanda further remarked that they were not happy with the way Annual General Meetings were being held at the school citing that another one failed to end peacefully in November last year as parents walked out in protest.

Another resident Moffat Ndebele criticised Makumbirofa for lack of transparency in the awarding of the tender to an unknown construction company expected to build the school dura-wall.

“She (the headmistress) allowed a company we do not know to go ahead with the construction of the school durawall yet it is so costly,” said Ndebele.

Meanwhile, during same meeting the headmistress succumbed to the demands of parents and called off the election of a new SDC committee, postponing it to the end of February.

She also advised parents not to take matters to the media but to wait until an amicable agreement is struck.

Late last year the same parents demonstrated at the school demanding the removal of the headmistress for maladministration.


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