Full Text: Ministry Slashes Fees For Tertiary Students On Industrial Attachment By 40 Percent

 

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Desire Mutize Sibanda, has announced that his Ministry has reviewed tuition fees for students on industrial attachment after considering issues raised by stakeholders.

We publish the statement in full below,

MINISTRY OF HIGHER AND TERTIARY EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

REVIEW OF TUITION FEES FOR STUDENTS ON ATTACHMENT PRESS STATEMENT

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development is pleased to advise all Parents/Guardians/Sponsors, that all Higher and Tertiary Education students on industrial attachment/ teaching practice will now be required to pay 60% of tuition fees with immediate effect. This new policy abolishes Circular No 6 of 1997 which required students on attachment to pay full tuition fees.

The decision has been taken after careful consideration of the economic environment and the solo economic status of the majority of the students. Students on attachment meet the cost of accommodation, food and transport to and from work. The Ministry has considered the variable and fixed costs attendant to students’ supervision and utilisation of teaching and teaming facilities.

In reducing the cost to 60% of tuition, the Ministry considered that institutions require funds to meet supervisory costs for each student on attachment albeit the majority of students continue to access library and other learning facilities whilst on attachment. Higher and tertiary education institutions play an important role In the economic and social development of the country.

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development is committed to promoting Inclusive and quality education in line with Sustainable Development Goal Number four of Vision 2030.

Desire Mutize Sibanda
PERMANENT SECRETARY
Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development,
7 March 2018

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9 comments on “Full Text: Ministry Slashes Fees For Tertiary Students On Industrial Attachment By 40 Percent

  1. Does this apply to students from Masvingo Polytechnic who may be on attachment in harare? I have not heard of any supervision visits from staff to these nor any assistance from college staff in finding places for attachment. While I hope that there will be a reduction in the fees I really wonder why there are fees at al when living expenses and all other expenses for the students have to be met by the sponsors. It is doubtful that students working in harare would travel to Masvingo to access the library.

  2. At least its now better ,thank you sir !
    Some Institutions like Bindura university asses students only once for the whole entire attachment period while we have 2 semesters (3.1 and 3.2), please may you also consider that because semester 3.1 just passed ,there wasnt any visit by the lectures and this period passed while some of our classmates without attached to any organisation .

  3. What will be done about us.Our results are still being withheld as student teachers,we failed to pay the teaching practice fee.I trained as a teacher at thn United College of Education.Can the Ministry help us.We were told we owe $1.800,where am l going to get that money from?

  4. What about those who had paid for the previous semester before this press statement do they get refunds or atleast have the other percentage forwarded to final year tuition.Please clarification is needed.!!!!!!

  5. I concurr with you there guys, there is no need to pay this money at all.It needs to be slashed to 10%
    concerned parent

  6. i do appreciate this move,…its now better than before….lets hope another revelation of slashing it to 10% paid will soon work…….

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