Alotau School Survey report revealed ghost names of teachers and schools that are non – existent yet have receivedthe free tuition school funds.
These problems among thers were discovered bythe Alotau District Survey Team. “Some ofthe problems were thatosome schools were still using bush material classrooms and teachers houses, and we also found out thatthere were many ghost names onthe payroll,” said Johannes Papi, Alotau District Planner.
Minister for National Planning and Alotau MP Charles Abel said with so much money going out to schools, it was incumbent onthe School Beards to utilisethe public funds accordingly.
“I’m expectingthe school board to utilisethe funds and spend it accordingly&hellipthe community also should be able to knowthe budget to understand wherethe funds are going,” said Abel.
Chairman ofthe Nationwide School Survey Task Force Team and former Member for Kairuku Hiri Paru Aihi urged ther MP’s to completetheir respective School Survey asthey were given K100, 000 each to do just that.
“The Members of Parliament are going to be held responsible for that public money…we want to make sure thatthe money is actually been used accordingly,” said Aihi. “That’s why our task force team is outthere to find out ifthe schools aroundthe country are actually benefiting fromthe free tuition school funds,” he said.
So far,they have received 21 School Survey Reports. Pictured: Johannes Papi, Alotau District Planner.
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