Schools heads who increase school fees without government approval risk losing their jobs.
This was said by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema, who also revealed that the government has hitherto not approved any increases in school fees. He said:
I have heard that you are complaining that school fees have been increased. We haven’t approved any fees hikes.
No Government schools have increased school fees, and the Government has not approved any fees hike.
We are not playing on this one. Any school heads who hike fees without authorisation will be fired and we are very serious on this issue.
Reports indicate that schools have increased schools fees ahead of the commencement of the 2020 First Term on January 14.
Minister Mathema also advised schools to build factories on their premises to manufacture own uniforms.