Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavima said requests by schools for fees payment in specific currency are not acceptable. He said all modes of payment currently obtaining in the country must be accepted.
Government has nullified the unilateral increase of school fees and levies by both government and trust schools saying such adjustments can only be done upon approval by the responsible ministry. Mavima said the directive was captured through a Secretary’s Circular Minute Number 6 of 2018 which states that fees can be paid in all modes of payments currently obtaining in the country. He said as outlined in Statutory instrument 159 A of 2007 schools that wish to increase fees and levies must submit their application to the Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education and an approval has to be received by the schools before any increase is effected. He also added that parents should be allowed to buy uniforms from the cheapest supplier.
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