PARENTS of prospective Form 1 students at the council-owned Mosi oa Tunya High School have accused school authorities of charging exorbitant school fees, amid reports the school was charging $100 for school uniforms, an amount they said they could not afford considering the biting economic situation.
THE Bulawayo City Council has crafted an education policy that provides a raft of measures to be adopted by all council schools and proposes to sue parents or guardians of pupils who fail to pay school fees.
BUHERA SOUTH MP, Joseph Chinotimba has pledged to pay school fees for 24 poor pupils from Chinotimba Primary School in Victoria Falls until they complete Grade 7.
CONTROVERSIAL war veteran Francis Zimuto, who calls himself Black Jesus, is suing the Catholic Church-run Gokomere High School for $63 000 for turning away his Form 4 son over failure to pay fees.
SOME parents with children attending the Roman Catholic Church-run Dominican Convent High School in Bulawayo are up in arms with school authorities for demanding tuition fees in full for their children to attend class.
THE Primary and Secondary Education ministry has called on MPs to report schools that are chasing pupils away for non-payment of tuition fees.
PARENTS have expressed concern over some school authorities who are denying their children the opportunity to register for examinations until they have settled outstanding school fees.
SOME students from Thekwane High School in Plumtree were yesterday barred from boarding the bus taking them to school for the opening of the second term today due to non-payment of fees.
SCHOOLS have been warned against turning away children who fail to pay fees when the second term begins on Tuesday as that will be in violation of the Constitution.
PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora’s green light to schools to drag parents and guardians defaulting on fees to the courts is going to backfire.