Boarding Schools May Close Early Due To Rise In Cost Of Living

Some boarding schools may be forced to close for the third term due to the rise in the cost of living. Retailers hiked the prices of most goods and services in recent weeks after the government announced a two percent tax electronic financial transactions. There have been reports that some schools are now requesting for top-up fees in United States dollars.  The schools have taken such a drastic step for them to be able to function until the end of the term. The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) secretary-general, Tapson Sibanda said

Schools are responding to economic detects and so we cannot say boarding schools are wrong. A school child needs to eat and the government needs to respond accordingly. I know two or three schools that are now requesting US dollars and government cannot continue to say that the bond note and the US dollar are at par.

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