This is absolutely confusing. We all understand the importance of education. This is evident in the amount of parents who every year go through the painstaking and sometimes frustrating process of searching for suitable schools. Preferably one where the teacher to child ratio is under 25. And one you can afford.
Once you find a suitable one that you are absolutely ecstatic about and even your kids love, you prepare them, buying every single piece of equipment and uniform they need. Can’t have them looking all scruffy, standing out like a sore thumb now can you?
And of course you sort out the finances FIRST. Before you even enroll them. You make your plus + minusses and voila – if you can afford it it’s all systems go. And if you are a single parent or having financial difficulty the schools actually provide assistance. But YOU have to ask for it. You cannot expect them to know that you may have a problem later. You must have the foresight of highlighting that NOW before it actually becomes a gawdalmighty problem.
Evidently, some parents don’t work that way. They default on payments from DAY ONE. How the f*ck does that happen? Seriously. I am battling to understand this. I was made aware of this fact when speaking to an old school buddy who just happens to be the accountant at a prominent school. FROM DAY ONE?!! FFS’s
The parents get reminders – obvioulsy – but studiously ignore these. Do parents really think it’s just going to go away? Don’t they feel guilty and embarassed knowing that they’re not honoring the contract they signed with that school? For goodness sakes, their children are getting a quality education, where others can’t even AFFORD to send their children to school, let alone a decent school. HELL there are parents who can’t even send their children to school because its NON-EXISTENT. It’s just a shell, no desk, chairs NOTHING. Yet they carry on asif nothings wrong? Go figure.
Another shocking thing is these parents drive big ass 4×4’s and BMW’s and such, with the clothes to boot. So where is there money going, I ask? How is it possible? The mind boggles.
Of course the schools does everything legally within their power to recover the monies – but it ends up costing them much more in legal fees. And face it, they really don’t wanna go that route. Can they refuse the children access to schooling? No. So just lock up these irresponsible parents and let them sit in the tjoekie for a few days maybe that will change their minds.
And because I am paying my kid’s school fees diligently, I REFUSE TO BUY PRINTING PAPER BECAUSE OTHER PARENTS DON’T HONOR THEIR OBLIGATIONS – TO THEIR KIDS AND TO THE SCHOOL. EK SAL NIE!!