University And College Fees Not To Exceed $5000 – Tertiary Education Minister

The government has capped state universities and colleges fees with universities gazetted to charge $5000 and below and polytechnics and teachers colleges to charge below $1300, The Herald reports.

The directive came from the Tertiary Education Minister, Professor Amon Murwira who said:

This year we have agreed on a fee structure budget which has been approved by the Ministry of Finance. Our tuition was $150 a semester and we have increased it to between $1 090 and $1 200, especially at teacher’s colleges. It is cheaper than high school. There are amenities which are then charged. Our fees are not what people were imagining.

The Minister went on to call out a few institutions that had charged exorbitantly without the government’s approval:

 We have reports that some tertiary institutions such as Mutare Polytechnic, Great Zimbabwe University and Midlands State University have increased their fees without Government approval

The government directive is despite the rising cost of living and inflation which soared to above 400% in November last year.

More: The Herald

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