HARARE provincial education director Edward Shumba yesterday said his ministry had recommended disciplinary action against Glen View High 1 headmaster Kenneth Maronga following reports that he assaulted some students in January this year accusing them of failing to pay school fees.
“The investigations of the Glen View High 1 incident are complete and we have taken our recommendations to the head office,” Shumba told NewsDay.
“We have recommended that disciplinary action be taken against the headmaster and we are waiting for the go-ahead from them. It was realised that he had indeed beaten up the students and that is corporal punishment which is not allowed to the girlchild.
“Students were supposed to convey a message to their parents which they did not and that resulted in the headmaster beating the students up.”
The matter came to light after aggrieved parents reported the matter to the ministry.
Parents said they suspected the headmaster had resorted to beating up the students to induce payment after Education minister Lazarus Dokora directed that no child should be sent home over school fees arrears.