The government has confirmed that it had approved new school fees increases by public schools.
Speaking to the DailyNews, Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima confirmed that several schools had applied to increase their fees again. He said:
I am not in a position to tell how many had applied initially and how many have been approved. You can get that information from the permanent secretary who is in charge of that.
Any increases outside the approval by the secretary are thus illegal. You can get a full schedule of the applicants and those that were approved from the secretary.
Responding price hikes recently, many people have attacked both ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance for their continued fight. They said that the parties must put people first and find each other to resolve the pending political and economic crises.
Although school fees vary from school to school, many boarding schools are believed to have proposed to raise fees to above RTGS$1000 per term. One of the schools that have increased fees is Arundel which now requires day scholars to pay RTGS6 600 or US$1 500, while weekly borders will be paying RTGS$8 900 or US$2 023. Full borders will have to pay RTGS$10 800 or US$2 455.
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