Govt Reminds Private Schools Of Who They Report To

The government has warned private schools that have reopened for the second term without approval, that they will be dealt with.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Education Portfolio Committee on Wednesday, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education permanent secretary Tumisang Thabela said all schools including private schools are run by the Ministry and should adhere to directives issued by the government. She said:

The Ministry has the mandate to run all schools including private schools and we have some of the trusts who appear to behave like they do not really report to the ministry.

We are trying to correct that you will be aware that the Ministerial statement that was given three weeks ago was reading the riot act to them and reminding them that they belong to Zimbabwe and have to be controlled by the ministry.

Thabela said the Ministry was hitherto unaware of allegations levelled against Knowsticks Group of Schools in Manicaland.

Reports suggest that Knowstics Group of Schools have invited Form 4 and 6 students on Monday for COVID-19 testing and screening at a fee of US$50 and threatening students who fail to comply by denying them a chance to sit for their final examinations.

Thabela also chided some private schools for failing to keep reserves for such times as these, and end collecting fees while schools are closed.

More: H-Metro

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2 comments on “Govt Reminds Private Schools Of Who They Report To

  1. It’s not like these private schools take heed of the warnings given by the Government. They are a law unto themselves. My school fees for my boys went up from $870usd last term to $1200usd this term and my boys are not even at school.

    1. You pay for what you get, we all live in the same economy and can see across all boards USD prices have gone up, this is because enterties are controlling local rates and trying to drive the markets down when they should be opened so an equilibrium can be found for zwl value to be real against the USD so when you pay it, it’s value has the actual reflection of what it’s worth and not what government tells you it’s worth.

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