Schools in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province have been “requested” to pay $7 000 each to fund the promotion celebrations of the province’s former Education Director Mrs O. Kaira who was promoted to Chief Director. A letter seen by Pindula News says schools should have made the contributions by 17 May. The letter, dated 13 May 2022 was signed by Ndebele, the acting provincial Education Director. Reads the letter:
RE: REQUEST FOR $7000 PER SCHOOL TOWARDS PROMOTION CELEBRATION OF THE FORMER PROVINCIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR MRS O. KAIRA TO CHIEF DIRECTOR POSITION
The above matter refers.
A Request is hereby made for $7000 per School towards promotion celebration for the former Provincial Education Director Mrs O.Kaira. Please deposit funds to the Provincial BSPZ Account by 17 May 2022. The name of school should be stated on the deposit slip and proof of payment to be submitted to the Provincial office Accounts department. Below are the account details.
ACCOUNT NAME: BSPZ BULAWAYO METROPOLITAN PROVINCE
BRANCH: 8th AVENUE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 4630-418887-080
This is happening amid reports that several schools are failing to provide learners with all the requisite learning equipment.
Parents and or guardians who pay fees for the learners have for years been lamenting over fee hikes when their sources of income are shrinking.