The Zimbabwean government has said it has resolved to extend allowances to pay school fees for children of teaching parents in both primary and secondary schools.
In a statement seen by Pindula News, the Public Service Commission (PSC) said the facility caters for up to a maximum of three  biological children of teaching parents. Reads the statement dated 20 January 2023:
Payment of School Fees Allowances for Children of Teaching Parents
Following engagement in the context of the Joint National Negotiating Council in 2022, Government resolved to extend allowances to pay school fees for children of teaching parents in both primary and secondary schools. The School Fees Allowance facility caters for up to a maximum of three  biological children of teaching parents.
After a conscientious process of working out the modalities of operationalising the scheme, Government is pleased to announce that its intended support to teachers in putting their children through school is now well underway.
The Public Service Commission wishes to announce that as at 4th January 2023, the Salary Service Bureau had processed the payment of ZWL$ 827 847 387.81 for 41 194 [forty-one thousand one hundred and ninety-four] children of 18 794 [eighteen thousand, seven hundred and ninety-four] teaching parents under the School Fees Allowance.
Going forward, the Public Service Commission (PSC) wishes to announce the dates by which time the applications for the 2023 school fees allowance reach the PSC District, Provincial or Head Office as follows: –
• 1st term by 30/01/2023
• 2nd term by 15/05/2023
• 3rd term by 11/09/2023
The onus lies with the applicants to ensure that their applications are submitted by the dates indicated. Late applications will not be processed.
A complete application must include the following documents:-
• Completed Application Form
• Certified copy of National Identity Card of the Applicant
• Certified copy/copies of Birth Certificate(s) for biological child/children
• Proof of Enrolment of child/children from the school they attend Government remains committed to ensuring the well-being of all civil servants.
Dr Tsitsi R. Choruma Secretary, Service Commissions
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