Harare- Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Murwira has warned public schools in Zimbabwe against increasing fees saying that responsible authorities will take appropriate disciplinary action.
Murwira also threatened to de-register private schools who are charging the school fees in United States dollars.
“The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to confirm that there will be no tuition fee increases in public schools. Provincial Education Directors, District Schools Inspectors and Heads of public schools should stand guided by the Circular to the same effect which has been dispatched to them,” said Murwira
“Anyone found transgressing this directive will face disciplinary action. Government has also learnt that some private schools are charging directly or indirectly in forex. Responsible authorities of such schools are warned that they risk de-registration of such schools,”
The warning comes a few days before schools open amid reports that private schools were charging in forex.
The current economic downturn has not spared schools either as they cannot cope with high costs of materials. Parents have also been hard hit citing that an increase in tuition will worsen their plight.
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