We hope to put in perspective the reason of our sudden departure. We left in PROTEST over a criminal case that was mishandled involving Alphonse Kaita (a parish sponsored, ex-Sogeri student) and one of our daughters.
It was apparent to us that the culprit named made a calculated move to harrass her while in Hamilton (Australia).
According to our daughter, prior to the incident, Alphonse made disguised advances towards her through messenger on Facebook. The issue was trivialized and she was made to look and sound like a liar. We sought advise from AFP (Australian Federal Police) and were advised time was against us .
We therefore did not file a formal complaint and proceed with pressing charges.
Given this complication and scenario, we demanded for his repatriation through the BOG Chair who is directly responsible for the sponsorship and exchange program.
Nothing was done about it.
What was even more frustrating is the fact that the same culprit physically assaulted the Deputy Headmaster Mr Yanzinga and gave him black eye in 2014.
As this incident occurred straight after the Gr. 10 Exams, we could not take any discipline measures against him. We therefore wrote to MSD and advised them not to certify him due to the serious nature of the offence.
However I was coerced to sign a statement (written by someone else) retracting this report to MSD.
Hence he got his certificate and a golden ticket to Monivae College under the Exchange program.
Where is justice and fairness? ?
People Like him consider themselves very “special” and are led to believe that they are immune to discipline processes because of the sponsorship privileges they enjoy.
This culture is reinforced by the lack of impartial action or inaction to discipline them.
We were excited and looking forward to be part of the transition, unfortunately our family affairs takes precedence.
The BOG chair is very proactive and we are confident that the school will commence smoothly.
Best wishes and kind regards.
Arasu and Pasi.