Students demand 'head' of matron over looting and selling food stuff

Students demand 'head' of matron over looting and selling food stuff

The students of Zorkor Senior High School in the Bongo District of the Northern region are demanding that the matron of the school be sacked from her position and made to stay away from the school’s kitchen.

According to the students, the matron could easily poison their food for exposing her for an incident on that occurred Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Students demand 'head' of matron over looting and selling food stuff
Some aggrieved students of the school. Credit: Daily Guide
Source: UGC

On Tuesday, December 4, it took the intervention of the school’s PTA executives and some board members to convince the students to calm down and eat their meals. They however resumed eating the next day.

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On Tuesday, they bought and ate food from a nearby market, especially the boys among them.

Narrating a recent incident that occurred at the school to Daily Guide, a student (name withheld) said, some group of students known as “Jamaica Boys”, had a hint that some foodstuff belonging to the school were allegedly being taken out by the matron.

They however informed other members and they quickly lined up along the exit path in the school and intercepted the matron and another worker of the school carting food items such as bags of maize, gallons of cooking oil, margarine, among others.

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The accomplice of the matron confessed that he had been tasked by the matron to take the food items to the store keeper’s place.

The students believe that the matron was stealing the food items and should be sacked and punished severely to serve as a deterrent to other matrons in other schools, whom they claimed take away a chunk of the school’s foodstuff for which reason they cook “bad” food for them.

The incident has been reported to the headmaster.

On Monday, December 3, the headmaster constituted a committee to investigate the case to ascertain the truth and come out with recommendations.

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