Education ministry should investigate schools over enrollment

EDITOR — The ministry of Education should investigate massive flaws concerning enrolment at schools which are giving room for corruption to thrive.  I was at Queensdale Primary School last week looking for a place for my child for Grade 1 and what a nightmare it was. 

First came the issue of proof or residence which some of us did not have upon which we were told to go and bring certified affidavits and when we returned we were told we were not getting the places but were being placed on the waiting list in case those that had and had got places failed to pay.

Is it my fault I did not have proof of residence?  Then there was a real bad attitude by the staff, they should know they are mere civil servants and we the taxpayers are the ones that pay their salaries.
Many parents left a disappointed lot as they did not get places and in one instance a sort of raffle was conducted just to get a place, what a shame, our education system has sunk so low.

 It seems the trend is to leave gaps to later corruptly fill them in and charging as much as US$30 to get a place at some of these badly-run schools.  The ministry should investigate these schools starting with Queensdale Primary and as a parent I hope to get some answers soonest. 
Queensdale

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