By Nunn Asa
A storm is brewing at one of Nairobi’s leading girls secondary schools, which is at the centre of corruption allegations.
Some parents have accused the Ngara Girls’ High School administration of having more than 50 ghost students to whom the Government has been allocating subsidies which cumulatively translates to more than Sh2.6 million.
A parent from the school said at least Sh1.9 million paid by parents in aid of the construction of a dormitory had been misappropriated through bloated quotations.
Some of the teachers at the school say they are unhappy with a colleague designated to teach a science subject who has abandoned his students and was now busy as a contractor in the school’s myriad construction projects.
Apparently, the same teacher had also turned into a chemical supplier and was never available to impart (practical) skills to his students who are in Form Four.
“The administration has defrauded the school more than Sh1.9 million in dormitory construction — a construction that each parent contributes Sh13,000 per year for the last three years. The dormitory is estimated to cost Sh27 million,” the parent added.
The Parents Teachers Association chairman Lameck Abraham has put the principal, Assumpta Munyasia, on the spot over corruption, nepotism, dictatorship and poor administration.
Following a number of complaints, the Ministry of Education dispatched a team to visit the school to investigate the allegations raised by the PTA.
When The County Weekly contacted Mrs Munyasia to verify the allegations, she denied any wrong doing.
“The parents are not involved in the issues of supplies and purchasing. They are not competent to query such transactions as this is the mandate of the Board of Governors,” Ms Munyasia said.