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Aldona HSS parents renew demand for reinstating ex-principal, manager

10th October 2019, 02:22 Hrs

the goan I network

MAPUSA

Nearly a month after the dust over differences among the management of Aldona HSS and a section of parents appeared to have settled, a group of parents on Wednesday once again reiterated their demand to reinstate the former principal and the manager of the HSS.  

“We don’t have anything against anyone. We only want that Fr Diego Fernandes, who was the principal and Fr Valerian Carvalho the manager of the HSS, who were transferred be reinstated,” said Santan Pinto, a parent and treasurer of the PTA of St Thomas Higher Secondary School in Aldona.  

The PTA treasurer along with other parents was addressing a news conference at a city hotel in Mapusa on Wednesday.  

Continuing, Pinto said the parents and the students of the HSS have tremendous respect and affection for both the former principal and the manager.  

He said Fr Fernandes and Fr Carvalho have contributed a lot and worked tirelessly for the welfare of the students and the institute.  

Seeking to clarify certain allegations made by two teachers against the then principal and manager of the HSS, the parents said the claims were motivated and to malign both Fr Fernandes and Fr Carvalho.  

“The allegation that a fraudulent bank account was opened in the Mapusa urban cooperative bank, Aldona branch is false. The cash in the bank is still not utilised and anyone is free to check the account,” Pinto said.  

He also said that the other allegation of exorbitant fees being collected from the students were also false and misleading.  

“The fact is that a committee of three teachers was formed to fix the fees and accordingly, the fee structure was fixed. In fact, the fee receipts were issued by the teacher who made the allegation,” he said.  

Former treasurer of PTA, Simon Borges read the achievements and a host of facilities set up by the former principal and the manager.  

When asked about the delay of almost a month to issue the clarification, Pinto said that since the situation was charged up then they waited for things to cool down.