Govt warns schools de­mand­ing forex

The Manica Post - - Comment & Feedback - — The Her­ald

GOVERN­MENT has is­sued a stern warn­ing to schools af­ter it emerged that some were de­mand­ing tu­ition fees in United States dol­lars.

Some top pri­vate schools have al­ready sent out cir­cu­lars to par­ents ad­vis­ing them to pay next term’s tu­ition in US dol­lars.

Par­ents fear more schools might fol­low the band­wagon.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions from jour­nal­ists af­ter a me­dia brief­ing, Pri­mary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango warned schools to de­sist from mak­ing such de­mands say­ing it was a vi­o­la­tion of Govern­ment pol­icy.

“If there are schools ask­ing for US dol­lars they will be brought to book be­cause we have not re­ceived any pol­icy to the con­trary. We know that fees are be­ing paid in lo­cal cur­rency be­cause peo­ple are get­ting their salaries in lo­cal cur­rency.

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