Allegations at high school surface

2016-05-12 06:00

A LACK of water, unhappy teachers and pupils, and insufficient furniture and text books are just a few of the complaints that have surfaced at Merlewood Secondary.

An informant, close to the Fever, claims what is happening at the school is “public knowledge”.

The source further alleges that the Department of Education is also aware of the situation.

“Recently, pupils have been pushed to take part in fund-raising drives and teachers were asked to pay for driveway repairs. Surely this should come out of the school’s budget,” said the source.

These fund-raisers take place mainly during teaching time and the financial reports for the school are “never available”.

“The school’s matric pass rate last year speaks for itself. Just over 50% of pupils­ passed.

“It is shocking that the department [ education] is letting this happen and its pupils that the suffer.”

The Fever has published stories in the past relating to similar allegations at the school.

In 2014, a story was published about an exorbitant water bill of R180 000 owed to Ugu District Municipality.

The KZN Department of Education did not respond to questions sent over a period of two weeks.

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