Sandford Gets New Lease of Life

Sandford Gets New Lease of Life


Addis Tribune (Addis Ababa), September 8, 2000


By Our Staff Reporter

Addis Ababa


After successive weeks of confusion and crisis, the administrational and legal status of the Sandford English Community School has taken a new shape early this week, as the school reopens on Monday.


A temporary caretaker committee composed of government officials, parents and Sandford School staff takes over the running

of the school, while a temporary operating license has been granted, till the future of the school is clearly determined.


The committee of thirteen was formed on Sunday after a long meeting of parents, representatives from Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa Trade and Tourism Bureau and Sandford School employees.


Meanwhile, the committee, which has been vested with full authority, to, among others, fire and hire school staff, has taken its first radical measure by removing the controversial Mr. Michael Thompson, now ex-director of the Sandford School, and replacing him instead with the former deputy director.


In a later development, the acting headmaster T.K. Hamilton yesterday announced that Sandford has achieved its best ever results in public examinations and congratulated all students and staff on the excellent standards achieved.