THE Board Chairman of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS), Michael Su’arikeni said they are considering a legal suit against the woman who registered the school as her privately-owned business.
Speaking to the Solomon Star last Thursday, Su’arikeni said the conflict that went out of control in the media between parents and the Lord Mayor was the making of Lynette Dawheya who registered HIPS as her privately owned business, in the Company Haus.
He said parents were misled to believe the school belongs to Honiara City Council (HCC) so they raised their frustrations in the media but later found out that it was registered with a business name at the Company Haus.
The school chairman said, Ms Dawheya is responsible for the week-long argument in the media between the parents and the Mayor.
“Ms Dawheya’s response in the media about the registration of the school under her name in the Company Haus is unconvincing and only a cover up of the consequences of her actions that ended up on confrontation between parents and HCC.
“The school board and Task-force, parents and the school admin are not happy with the registration of the school by Ms Dawheya, so they are considering a legal suit against her,” Su’arikeni told the Solomon Star in an interview.
Further to that, the woman is not a staff of HIPS, neither a board member nor aparent, thus they were surprised to learn that she went and registered the school as her privately-owned business.
MrSu’arikeni said children were traumatized by this issue especially the standard six students who will be sitting their Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE) exam soon.
The school board therefore is blaming Ms Dawheya for the problem and said this should have never been an issue had the woman not registered the school under her name in the Company Haus.
He explained that the registrations of schools were made only with the Education Authority but since the woman go as far as the Company Haus means that she is the owner of the school that operates on HCC’s land.
The chairman said that although she de-registered the school on the day her name was exposed, the school board, parents and the admin of HIPS did not accept it and are considering a legal suit against her.
Meanwhile, an email was sent to Ms Dawheya on Thursday to seek her response but she failed to reply.
By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI