Disgruntled parents at Ng’iya Girls High in Siaya County have come out to express their frustrations at the school’s administration led by Principal Mrs. Florence Okut whom they accuse of orchestrating a money-minting racket that risks draining their pockets.
Through a message forwarded to cnyakundi.com on Friday, 15th April 2022, a source with a daughter at the learning institution opened up on how a recent skewed admission process saw educators reap huge by running a uniforms scheme that targeted over 700 students.
In the astonishing form of daylight robbery, the religious organization-sponsored public boarding secondary school located in Ng’iya Township secretly doubled the required uniform fee just hours before the official reporting day.
From a previously circulated calling letter, Ng’iya Girls’ indicated the amount as Sh9,600, but the cost later rose to Sh16,200 with no reasons whatsoever given.
Despite making a clean Sh4.6m from the quick heist, the administration has somehow still been unable to adequately provide uniforms.
Some students go up to three months with only one set.
On top of that, teachers at the institution are accused of holding an unquenchable thirst for cash that sees them pull all manner of stunts in an attempt to fleece unsuspecting parents.
Even funds meant for their daughters’ motivation are mercilessly embezzled the moment they hit the school’s accounts.
The supposed snacks are said to be bought from a teacher-owned canteen that also charges students for making calls back at home.
I want to share a nasty experience that parents are undergoing when getting their daughters admitted to Ng’iya Girls High School.
Due to the 100% transition to secondary school, Ng’iya Girls High School in Siaya County granted admission to over 700 girls in the last academic intake.
In their calling letter, Ng’iya girls indicated school uniform as Sh9,600.
But when students reported, the cost rose to Sh16,200 (a Sh6,600 increase) and one is told they must have missed the email updating them of this steep rise if they complain.
Then because a cartel just almost instantly made Sh 4.6M with that sudden rise, they are unable to supply the 700 girls with unforms before the end of term and girls end up with a single set for three months.
The teachers also engage in all manner of money-making moves including requiring parents to send a monthly contribution for fetes to inspire the girls.
With a parent forking Sh250 in a 70-student class that is Sh17,500 to buy biscuits and soda from the teacher-owned canteen that also charges a premium for use of ‘Simu ya Jamii’ services.
The worst part is that they then get addicted to this scheme and send a notice to parents that because girls grow fast, every one of them will need a new set of uniforms when they are joining Form 2 and every year after that!
This is way more lucrative than collecting bribes from motorists!” the parent writes.