Parents have lamented over the decision of some schools to raise school fees for the 2020 first term. One anonymous parent whose children go to St Ignatius College which recently increased fees to $12 000 from $3 000, with reports suggesting they want to further increase to $20 000, spoke to the Daily News and said:
So the schools have decided to charge us according to the inflation rate, but my question is who is getting paid monthly according to the rate?
Everyone is suffering from the harsh economic environment, but it doesn’t make sense for a person who is not getting their salary according to the interbank rate to be charged according to it.
These remarks come after several schools have hiked their fees citing the inflationary economy. The inflation, according to schools, erodes the fees thereby affecting the smooth operation of the schools.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Cain Mathema has said that schools are not authorised to raise fees willy nilly since they need to agree with a representative number of parents first.
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