Friday, April 15, 2016

Deadlock at Ndu as Disgruntled Students Write to Secondary Education Education Minister

An atmosphere of uncertainty looms at Government Secondary School Njilah, in Ndu Sub Division of the North West Region where students are stranded over the tussle between the school principal and PTA teachers. Ahead of the end of year exams, the frustrated students of GSS Njilah have expressed their anger and obnoxious act by school administration and the Parent Teacher Association as they have been abandoned to themselves.
In the lamentation "open" letter to the administration dropped at Sky One Radio Ndu, supposedly addressed to the (Minister of Secondary Education) the students decried that since March 16, 2016, the atmosphere in their school has been hopeless and frustrating as they have only two teachers (physics and biology). All the PTA teachers according what we gathered vamoosed after they were not paid. The Eye is aware that since school reopened students of GSS Njilah have been idling given the deadlock. A classified source hinted us that before the student went on vacation, PTA teachers were already aghast with the Principal who allegedly concocted report cards for the students (photocopies). One of the students (names withheld) told us that for more than a week now, the principal has not been spotted in school. He said the intention was to send their lamentations to the minister and they agreed that if the letter is deposited at anyone radio station, the information will get to the right quarters including the minister. 
Parents are pointing accusing fingers at Njingti Francis, the principal for allegedly playing the game of the mastiff with PTA teachers who made up the bulk of the teachers. Some three weeks ago when we talked to the Principal on the looming strike by PTA teacher, he said some teachers have been paid part of the three months while others refused receiving partial payment. He even said that the move was masterminded by some people who want him sacked or replace by a son of Njilah. Yet the Divisional Delegate for Secondary Education for Donga Mantung has been mute over the issue. A close source in the Ministry of Secondary Education hinted that heads will roll on the issue.  
However, all attempts to get to the principal of the school ended up in vain. Notwithstanding, we are digging in the matter. 
Here below is the open Letter
A COMPLAINT
From the 18th March 2016 there have been a problem in the school between the principal and the teachers and we the students are suffering as classes are not going on.Worst of all the principal is not coming to school again.All the PTA teachers have gone and only two government teachers are left in the school teaching only physics and biology and the rest of the subjects are left. We also thank God for the discipline master who keeps coming to school everyday and he has done his best concerning teaching. 
So we beg the administration in charge and the population to look into our problem. Even the the regional mock that the students wrote has not been marked. Some teachers have marked theirs and others have negleted.
Yours faithfully
The students of GSS Njilah.

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