TEACHERS and boarders of a State-owned school are living in fear following continuous robberies and break-ins.
Nasinu Secondary School's parents and teachers association president Luisa Raiqeu said the school was the alleged target of Kinoya and Nadera youths for the past few years because of the poor state of the school fence.
Since the beginning of this year, two teachers, Vito Sowane and Setefano Loco had their homes robbed while they were asleep.
The robbers emptied their fridge and walked away with items ranging from mobile phones, frozen foods, buckets of biscuits, other food items and clothes.
The computers were later recovered from a house in Kinoya last August.
According to Mrs Raiqeu, on several occasions intruders were found hiding in the dormitory when the girls returned from studying in the evenings.
"We have been asking the Ministry of Education for a long time to build a new fence for the school," Mrs Raiqeu said.
Mrs Raiqeu said the ministry had promised to build a new fence but nothing had been done.
Yesterday, permanent secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal said "government does not have any monies."
He said schools should not expect developments overnight.
"Our priorities remain with the upgrading of school facilities such as toilets, classroom, water and other necessities and we hope schools will understand this."
School principal Poe Keleinavutoka has written to the ministry informing them of the incidents.
The matter according to Mrs Raiqeu was reported to the Valelevu Police Station but police denied receiving any complaints lodged by the school.
Also Mrs Raiqeu said this year girls had their under garment and clothes stolen while eight computers given by the Korean government were stolen last year.
Dr Lal said they would need to have proposed for a special budget on the upgrading of fence and other developments within the school."First we need the money so that we can carry out these developments," he said.