September 29, 2020

Kalibu Academy under Fair Trade microscope

Kalibu Academy under Fair Trade microscope

Kalibu Academy under Fair Trade microscope

By Mike Gwadani

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission(CFTC) says it has commenced investigation on private owned Kalibu Academy for allegedly correcting fees for a third term from parents and guardians.

According to a letter which we have seen the commission received a complaint from one of the parents of students a  Victor Jere of Churchill and Norris Law Consultants alleging that  the school was demanding payment of full fees  for third term.

Reads part of the letter, “Take notice that CFTC has commenced investigation against your school for alleged misleading conduct in carrying out trade goods and services.”

The complainant alleges that he has a child at Kalibu Academy and your school is demanding parents and guardians to pay full fees for e-learning.

The letter further says the complainant also alleges that the academy is demanding full school fees payment as if children will be going to school when in fact the school is closed due to COVID 19 pandemic.

“The complainant finds this demand by your school to be unfair, unreasonable and unconscionable” it reads.

The Commission has since has requested the Academy to respond to the notice within 14 days or risk violating section 50 of the competition and fair trading act.

“CFTC is interested in the matter as it appears to raise concern under the competition and fair trading act.

“The alleged conduct of your entity appears to be in Contravention of section 43(1)(g) of CFT Act which States that a person shall not, in relation to a consumer engage in unconscionable conduct in carrying out trade in goods. Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) commits an offense “it reads.