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Chivhu teacher dismissed over school trip funds

by Staff Reporter
15 Jun 2016 at 07:06hrs | Views
A Chivhu Primary School teacher has been discharged by the Ministry after he was found guilty of misusing funds mobilised of a trip by pupils.

A disciplinary hearing held at the school found Edmore Muzariri guilty of misusing $470 after he failed to account for the money. Chikomba District Education Officer Ngoni Mujuru confirmed the dismissal.

"I can confirm that the teacher was expelled from the Ministry. He was found guilty of misusing the school trip funds," said Mujuru.

Masvingo Mirror reported that Muzariri was the organiser of the school trip to Kariba. It is alleged that his child, a pupil at the school, also went for the trip without paying the $125 which others were paying. Efforts to get a comment from Muzariri were futile.

The Mirror established that only four of the teachers who went to Kariba were approved at the provincial education offices in Marondera but seven teachers, including the headmistress of the school, Mildred Muguti, went together for the trip with 29 children on September 16 2015.

It is alleged that the other three went under Muguti's authorisation. The three teachers were ordered to reimburse the school $94 each.

The government audit of November16 and 17, 2015 unearthed the embezzlement of the school trip funds

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Source - Masvingo Mirror