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QVS PGFA President Vosarogo Fires Back at PS Jokhan

“Visiting Sunday was coming up and we provided the parents with prior information before visiting to know who to go to in case they needed to consult with the head of school. That is my job."
10 Aug 2022 16:16
QVS PGFA President Vosarogo Fires Back at PS Jokhan
Filimoni Vosarogo.

The President of Queen Victoria School’s (QVS) Parents, Guardians and Friends Association (PGFA) Filimoni Vosarogo, has fired back at statements made by the Permanent Secretary for The Ministry of Education, Dr Angela Jokhan, on the suspension of the QVS Principal over the weekend.

In a statement released by the Ministry yesterday, Dr Angela Jokhan said the school’s principal was suspended following allegations of misconduct.

In the statement, she accused Mr Vosarogo of causing unnecessary anxiety amongst parents and students during a week when mid-year exams are to begin; by sending a note to inform the association of the suspension of the school principal.

She also said that the association had no role to play in the administration of the school.

While responding to these statements, Mr Vosarogo said statements made by Ms Jokhan were misplaced.

“We have always respected the line of authority of the PS as the school manager and the principal as the head of the school,” he said.

 

“Visiting Sunday was coming up and we provided the parents with prior information before visiting to know who to go to in case they needed to consult with the head of school. That is my job.”

“The PGFA page is a private forum in which parents are informed of school developments.”

Mr Vosarogo also questioned Ms Jokhan’s accusations of causing anxiety among parents and students.

“She was the one who decided to suspend the principal the weekend prior to the mid-term exams.”

“It is her timing of the suspension that brings anxiety. Conducting investigation in the school during the school mid-term exams. How does it not bring anxiety to the students, seeing investigations being conducted?”

“Every year, we provide thousands of dollars in support. Areas in which the Free Education Grant cannot be used and where the allocation isn’t sufficient or where the need becomes more urgent that requires us to step in and assist.”

“We will wait for the MOE decision on the issue.”

 

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