MPs want PTA funds oversight

Concerned: Moswaane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Concerned: Moswaane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Legislators have expressed concern about the handling of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) funds and how these funds currently interfere with and affect learners’ schooling.

The concerns follow a question raised by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Francistown West, Ignatius Moswaane on fundraising activities in primary schools.

Moswaane had wanted to know if the Minister of Education and Skills Development was aware that primary schools are charging PTA fees ranging between P50 and P150 per annum and no official receipts are issued to parents.

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