Grade 1 Asked to Write Promissory Note, Removed from Honor Roll for Php3k Bill

A principal at a private school in Novaliches recently gained flak online after she made a Grade 1 pupil write a promissory note to pay her tuition fee balance amounting to Php3,000 the following day. But what really made netizens angry is that the child was removed from the Honor Roll because of that outstanding balance!

Netizen Clen Limpin shared the plight of her friend’s daughter who goes to a private school in Novaliches. In her post, she named the school but not the people involved in the incident.

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According to Limpin, her friend was told that her daughter is on the Honor Roll last week. As a parent, the said friend told her daughter that she’s on the list of awardees – and everyone was excited for the Recognition Day.

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But this changed when the principal removed the child’s name from the list for failure to pay the Php3,000 balance in her tuition fees.

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Apparently, the school has a “No permit, no exam” policy; thus, the child was not supposed to be allowed by the teacher to take the fourth periodical tests. Because of this, her grades for the fourth grading were technically ‘invalid’; thus, she was removed from the list of awardees.

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What’s worse, the kid was told by the principal about the money her parents owe the school for her tuition fees. She was made to write a promissory note, promising to pay the balance the following day.

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This angered a lot of netizens as they could not imagine how embarrassing that must have been for the child to be asked to make the promissory note. Moreover, she is too young at Grade 1 to have to deal with such financial matters. The principal should have called her parents.

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Netizens are demanding for the principal to make a public apology and for the child to be reinstated in the Honor list; after all, the money matters should not affect the child’s grades and class standing!

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