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Schools warned against sending away learners over fees non-payment

By Staff Writer

SCHOOLS have been urged to desist from the habit of sending away school kids over non-payment of fees amid revelations that adequate mechanisms are will be enforced to curb the practice.

This comes on the back of rampant indiscipline in the education sector which has seen some school authorities demanding school fees in foreign currency while setting stringent conditions for parents.

But in one of his first remarks shortly after assuming office , Primary and Secondary Education Minister  ,Hon Torerai Moyo ordered schools to desist from such conduct.

“Turning away learners for non-payment of fees is a chargeable offence and we are warning schools against doing such. Those who do so shall be dealt with accordingly. Education is a basic human right enshrined in the constitution and by turning away learners that right is being infringed upon,” said Minister Moyo.

Minister Moyo also said everything is in order for the grade seven exams.

He informed the nation that the 1st of December has been maintained as the closing date for the third term.

Moyo said arrangements have been made for schools to utilise the most appropriate and effective catch-up strategies to compensate for the two-day postponement of the opening of schools.

He said, “All is in place for the Grade 7 exams, they will commence as scheduled and I am sure the learners are ready as well to write their exams.”

The third term school calendar started on the sixth of this month and ends on the first of December

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