HCC Education clarifies White River headmaster issue

THE Chairman of the Honiara City Council’s Education Authority Alfrence Fatai has issued a strong warning towards the White River Primary School board, not to interfere with the Authority’s final teachers posting.

This is in regards to the posting of the Headmaster of the Primary school which was endorsed by the Education’s standing committee, but never been recognised by the School Board.

Mr Fatai said that at the beginning of this year, all teachers’ postings have been submitted and fully endorsed for all schools under the HCC authority.

“I would like to state here that all these postings are final and should be respected by the school boards and leaders.”

The issue came up when the HCC Authority endorsed a posting for a new headmaster, replacing the former who is under suspension pending investigation.

This has caused a lot of confusion as the school board still recognised the former headmaster and currently the issue has not been solved.

However, Fatai maintained that the HCC Education Authority recognises the new headmaster and not the former.

“Based on our understanding and the final posting, we maintain that the decision is final and I would like to caution the White River Primary School Board, not to mislead everyone in regards to this issue.

“Let me remind the School Board that the powers of the Authority supersede the School Board and also have the authority to endorse postings and that is final,” he added.

Cr Fatai further warned the White River Primary school board to consider it and respect the HCC Education Authority’s decision.


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