20 Jun 2013

Head teachers in Samoa sacked for abusing aid money

1:39 pm on 20 June 2013

Samoa's Ministry of Education has sacked five primary school principals after an internal investigation found evidence of aid money being misued.

The ministry's chief executive, Matafeo Tanielu Aiafi, says he estimates some 5,000 US dollars of school fee aid from New Zealand and Australia is involved.

The CEO says a report on the investigation's outcome has been handed to the Public Service Commission to decide whether the case will be referred to police for criminal investigation.

Matafeo wouldn't release the names of the five accused but the ministry is advertising for new principals.