Zimbabwe Schools Turn Away Children for Failing to Pay Fees

HARARE—Schools opened for the 2016 first term Tuesday with reports that some of them were turning away children for non-payment of fees.
School

This came at a time the government introduced a $2 and $5 building levy per child for primary and secondary schools respectively.

Teachers Union of Zimbabwe chief executive officer, Manuel Nyawo, said as an organization representing teachers who were also parents, they found it heartless on the part of schools that are turning away children.

He also criticized the government for introducing the levy when parents were struggling to pay school fees for their children.

Studio 7 failed to reach Education Minister Lazarus Dokora for a comment as he was not responding to calls made on his mobile phone.




But Nyawo told Studio 7 they will approach the government to seek a clarification since the constitution clearly stipulates that no child should be barred from attending classes because of non-payment of any fees.

“We are even appealing to the government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, in particular Minister Lazarus Dokora, to make sure that corrective measures are taken,” Nyawo said.

Meanwhile, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe said its members throughout all the provinces have proposed industrial action ranging from a strike, sit-in, stay away, demonstration, march, go-slow to even picketing.

The union posted a message on its Facebook page that after carefully considering all these options “the leadership is convinced a go-slow is a good starting point.”

It noted that their attitudes and actions must harden as they meet in their staff rooms starting Tuesday. – VOA

Share this:

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Damian Marley’s deep love for Africa

24th May 2017 Staff Reporter 0

Damian Marley’s 2010 collaboration album with Nas, Distant Relatives is littered with references to Africa’s rich cultural background. During the recording of the album Marley and Nas dug through archives of African music in search […]

Arts & Entertainment

James Bond’s Roger Moore dies at 89

23rd May 2017 Staff Reporter 0

James Bond actor Roger Moore has died, aged 89. His family confirmed the news via his Twitter account, issuing a statement that explained the British star had passed away in Switzerland following a “short but […]

57 Comments on Zimbabwe Schools Turn Away Children for Failing to Pay Fees

  1. UyQ83y If you are ready to watch funny videos on the internet then I suggest you to go to see this web page, it contains actually so comical not only movies but also other material.

  2. Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Great. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  3. I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are incredible! Thanks!

  4. Im no expert, but I feel you just made the best point. You obviously understand what youre talking about, and I can really get behind that. Thanks for staying so upfront and so genuine.

  5. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are incredible! Thanks!

  6. It as not that I want to replicate your web site, but I really like the layout. Could you let me know which style are you using? Or was it custom made?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*