Ex-Blind School pupils heap allegations on Head Teacher

Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:53

Some ex-pupils of the Milton Margai School for the Blind have accused the acting head master of the school of “mismanagement of the school’s funds and property.”

Addressing a news conference late last week, the aggrieved ex-pupils said the head teacher, Albert Sandy was misusing funds meant for the school. They also alleged that he had sold one of the school’s busses to a former pupil, Johnny Wisdom who now owns a recording studio in Freetown.

One of the ex-pupils, Salieu Turay said the administration was also levying extra and exorbitant charges on pupils.

The former pupils, many of them now university students and graduates have been calling for the removal of the Mr Sandy, to be replaced by a blind person.

The acting head master has dismissed the allegations. “The allegations are false and they only want to mislead the public,” Mr Sandy told CTN in an interview.

Reacting to allegations that he and former British envoy to Sierra Leone, Peter Penfold had misappropriated monies that were in a trust fund for the Blind School, Mr Sandy said the fund was suspended by Penfold who is the chairman due to the protests staged by the ex-pupils. He said the matter was being investigated by the Ministry of Education.


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