TUITION fee free subsidy for an elementary school in the National Capital District paid to a wrong account meant that the school has operated without it since last year.
St Johns Elementary School in Tokarara is on the verge of closure as there is no appropriate teaching and learning material.
Head teacher Jerry Karavai said the school had not received its subsidies last year and this year despite meeting the requirements.
He said he was told by the Education Department that the money was paid to a wrong account but even that was not clarified.
The school at the end of last year borrowed K6,000 from two other schools .
This is yet to be repaid.
Karavai said material used by students were bought by their parents.
“Sometimes we ask students who have parents working to assist with material such as rim of blank papers and other stationery,” he said.
He said his efforts of trying to speak to the department was not working as answers provided to him were the same, “either they are still working on it or still pending”.
“I’ve been going and coming to the Education Department but I’ve received no good feedback and I am willing to close down the school as teachers cannot go any further operating like this.”
The department could not be reached for comment.
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