Crooks are now targeting schools – Be warned!
The Department of Education is warning all the schools’ principals, teachers and management teams to be alert of the criminals who are targeting schools to rob them of cash. This came to the attention of the department through principals who indicated they received calls from these criminals.
One of the recipients of such calls is the Principal of a High School in Polokwane who was told that his school is in line to receive furnisher and laptops from one of the sister departments at a cost of R38 460. A caller, certain Mr Dlamini indicated to the principal that the school does not pay for the material but has to pay R4 230 for insurance.
This Dlamini said the money has to be deposited to account number 9271229060 “And this must be done before 12h00 as it is urgent”. Fortunate enough, the Principal called the department only to find that there has never been such arrangement between the Office of The Premier, the Department of Education and any third party.
The department will be delivering furnisher to schools starting from the end of next month and the process will never need a “middle man”.
The department is therefore requesting all the Principals to contact relevant authorities at all the times should they receive these types of calls.
Dr Naledzani Rasila
Cell: 072 747 3078