Corruption Watch says parents are giving School Governing Bodies (SGBs) a chance to loot school funds by not being involved in school affairs.
Speaking to Azania Mosaka, Ronald Menoe from Corruption Watch says being a parent involved in your child's SGB allows you to have a say in the school's policy and how money is channeled.
In most cases we see a collusion between the chairperson of the SGB and the principal becoming the signatories of the bank account and they just loot.— Ronald Menoe, Corruption Watch
Menoe says, in partnership with the department Basic of Education, they have launched a toolkit that will help parents know who is eligible to become an SGB member.
Listen to Corruption watch explain the lengths people go to to be part of the SGBs:
This article first appeared on 702 : Parents urged to take part in SGB elections to fight looting of school coffers