The School Manager did not do anything illegal: Sayed-Khaiyum
October 15, 2018 4:51 am
FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they did not ask the Manager of Votualevu Public School to send out an invitation to parents and guardians of the school informing them of the party’s meeting at the school hall over the weekend.
This is after parents, guardians and political parties raised an issue on why the invitation was sent out using the school’s letter head.
Sayed-Khaiyum says school Manager Parmendra Nath Bharos has done nothing illegal.
“The reality is that Votualevu College is not a government school, the school managers aren’t civil servants, and it would be problematic if we had the principal of the school sending out such correspondence, because the principal of the school is a civil servant. His paid for by government.”
He says they had nothing to do with the letter being sent out by the school.
“So as far as the school manager sending out some correspondence, that’s for the school management committee to decide, there’s no pressure put on them by the FijiFirst party to tell them to do anything.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says political parties can hold meetings at schools as long as they are not government schools as these schools are tax payer funded schools and managed by government.
Attempts to get the Votualevu Public School Manager have been futile.