first_img…complain of ill-treatment by school’s headSweeper/cleaners attached to the Zeeburg Secondary School are now lamenting the gross mistreatment being meted out to them at the hands of the head teacher of the said educational facility.It is being reported that they were forced to work throughout the Easter holiday season even as school was out and there was nothing to be done.During the said period, the cleaners were placed to clean the old, condemned building which previously housed the secondary school.According to a reliable source close to the school, cleaners have never worked on holidays at the establishment in the past.However, the head teacher of the school, who reportedly is in the habit of punishing those under her authority, demanded for the first time that the cleaners report for duties during the two-week holiday period.The source revealed to Guyana Times that after sitting for hours on a daily basis after cleaning on the old building was completed, the cleaners were then asked to carry out a general cleaning on the new school’s building even as “ they’re was nothing to do, the school was already cleaned”.Additionally, this newspaper was informed that the cleaners are given limited cleaning supplies, including mops, detergent, buckets etc.Requests made by them to the head teacher for the issue to be rectified on numerous occasions reportedly went unanswered.Several reports have been surrounding the Zeeburg Secondary School after the school received new management in 2017.Letters of complaint written by teachers attached to the school, parents and students have been published in a number of newspapers with one titled “Disgraceful leadership at Zeeburg Secondary School”.In those letters, it was pointed out that parents are constantly being asked for finances for various projects which have not materialised.It was also reported that the school is taking hard-earned money to put up cameras which it is said cost over $900,000.Reports are that the head teacher uses her office to run a very lucrative cook house, while at the same time demanding and squeezing monies from parents to sustain this new industry at Zeeburg Secondary School.The transfer rate of teachers has been at an all-time high since the change of management in 2017. The source revealed that currently, six teachers have requested a transfer from the educational establishment.As such, calls are yet again being made for the Education Ministry to launch an investigation into these reports.Calls made by this publication for a comment on the issue went unanswered.last_img