Parents locked out of parent-teacher meeting

Parents locked out of parent-teacher meeting

Parents of SJK (T) Durian Tunggal, Malacca students were furious after they were locked out of the school by the headmaster before the Parent-Teacher Association's monthly meeting, Tamil Nesan reported.

The PTA had notified the headmaster in writing last week that the meeting would take place on Saturday, association president Manikavelu was quoted as saying.

When the committee members arrived at the school around 10am, they found the gate locked and the guard refused to let them in, saying it was the headmaster's order.

Other parents who came to deliver food to their children who were taking special UPSR classes were also refused entry.

The PTA and the headmaster are said to be having differences over the expenditure of RM30,000 (S$11,000) donated by a bank to the school to support tuition classes for students.

The paper said the lack of co-operation between the PTA and the school management for nearly three years had resulted in many student activities and development plans being shelved to the detriment of the school, according to Manikavelu.

The headmaster also allegedly ignored the proposed monthly PTA meetings since the committee was formed in March.

The parents contacted the Malacca Education Department and were later allowed into the school after waiting for about 45 minutes.


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