Boarding Schools Seek Permission To Close Early As Food Supplies Dwindle

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Manicaland provincial education director (PED), Mr Edward Shumba, confirmed to The Herald that five boarding schools in the province are seeking permission to either increase boarding fees or close early citing dwindling food supplies due to shortages and high prices.

Two of the schools are Marange High and Mutare Girls’ High. He said schools can only increase school fees after agreeing with parents and then send their request to his office for approval. He said schools can only increase fees temporarily. Said Shumba:

Schools should agree with parents first then write a request to my office for approval, but this must be just for the remaining days of the term and not a permanent feature.

Private schools such as Hillcrest, which have since requested parents to top up on school fees.

More: Herald

 

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  1. Nothando1 Reply

    We know prizes have gone up but some schools want to capitalize on this loophole and gain profit by closing early and also a chance to charge very high fees.

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