Parents are reportedly facing double jeopardy as 2020 first term fees are beyond their reach and affordable form 1 places have reportedly run out, Daily the News reports.
The form one places shortage is so dire that only 24k pupils will be accommodated at Zimbabwe’s boarding schools against a demand of about 100K according to the publication.
The newly appointed Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema said those who can’t find barding school places can just go to day schools within their school zones.
We estimate that about 100 000 learners are seeking boarding places. Those who will not be successful in securing boarding places will, therefore, be accommodated at day schools in their school zones.
I am, therefore, inviting the private sector to partner with government and the ministry for us to build more schools in order to meet the demand and to improve the infra- structure at our schools for both classrooms and teachers’ accommodation
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