Donated school uniforms must not be sold
Santo Domingo.- In response to complaints from parents that individuals have been selling donated school uniforms, the director of the National Student Welfare Institute (Inabie) René Jáquez, warned that any teacher found engaging in this practice could be penalized and the suppliers in question would be removed from the process.
Mothers of students at the Ramón Emilio Jiménez High School in Santo Domingo East reported that pants, shirts and sports-t shirts were being sold.
Jáquez said that they are investigating the case of some uniforms that had been rejected by Inabie due to poor quality and the wrong colors. They are believed to have ended up on the market with the Ministry of Education labels.
“The uniforms that Student Welfare distributes are free of charge and no school principal has any right to sell them,” stated Jáquez, after pointing out that the authorities had not yet delivered the uniforms to the Ramón Emilio Jiménez High School. He said that uniforms would be distributed in Azua and the Cibao region as of 4 September.
He said that they expect to reach the whole country within three weeks, because they had experienced delays in transporting uniforms, shoes and backpacks.
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