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Parents set preconditions for buying uniforms from school

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The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) at the Morris Kula Foundation Elementary School in Paynesville, Montserrado County have set a precondition to honoring a mandate requesting all guardians to purchase their children’s uniforms only from the school concerned.

Some parents say they have no problem buying their children’s uniforms from the school, but they are concerned about the alleged deliberate refusal of the school to produce uniforms that were already paid for over eight weeks ago.

Parents of kids attending the Morris Kula Foundation Elementary School say they have over the years been buying their children’s uniforms from the market.But the Principal at the school Mr. Jackson Kollie have prevented them from doing so any further because he says the institution has its own uniform to be sold to its students.

Reacting to this mandate, Patricia Massaquoi, who says she has four children in the school, explains that it is unrealistic for the school to collect their money and fails to produce their children’s uniforms.

She says this is compelling their kinds to go to school without uniforms.She notes that the school sells its set of uniform at US$24.00, complaining that this price is much higher than the price of the same uniform on the market.

According to her, outside the school they buy the same uniform at the cost of a little over LD$1,000.00.She warns that parents will demand refund if the school fails to provide uniforms paid for.

When contacted, Principal Jackson Kollie says the delay in providing the uniforms to parents is because the uniforms have not arrived from China where the school has sent the money for the uniform.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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