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More Than 400 Schools In Harare Face Closure

More Than 400 Schools In Harare Face Closure

Harare Metropolitan Secretary for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Tafadzwa Muguti has given a 48-hour ultimatum to unregistered schools to regularise their operations or risk being shut down.

Muguti claimed that there are over four hundred (400) schools in Harare that are operating in violation of the Education Act as they are not licensed.

Some of the unregistered schools and colleges are reportedly offering Early Childhood Development (ECD) to A level studies.

Muguti also warned schools against unilaterally hiking tuition fees in defiance of a government directive to seek approval. Said Muguti:

We have discovered that over 400 schools are operating without licenses, they are doing so in breach of the Education Act.

This put to risk the future of thousands of students who could fail to write their exams. This will not be allowed to continue while government sit and watch.

The majority of schools that are in the habit of raising fees willy nilly are private schools while most of the unlicenced learning institutions are located in medium and high-density suburbs.

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ūü§®ūü§® 4¬†months ago

Tipei ka mazita acho

Mephistophles 4 months ago

Tafadzwa Muguti dzungu rakakuwandira. You always jump the gun. Your job is illegal and unconstitutional. You meddle in affairs that are not within your jurisdiction. Your are not the Minister of Education nor are you the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. 48 hours chii chacho? The other time you banned NGO's and you lost the matter dismally after the NGOs approached the High Court. There is something called due process bambo. Even if you had the power to close down schools, which you don't have, do you know that you are violating children's constitutional right to education? Have you built adequate schools? It is not your duty to issue licences to private schools and colleges. Let the proper authorities in the Ministry of education deal with it. For the past 41 years Zanu Pf had not been building schools and now there is increased demand for education and private players are filling the gap. The 400 unregistered schools you mention are providing an essential service which your principals in Zanu Pf failed to provide. Dai wanyarara because you always parade hudofo hwako... Anyway, "destruction" and "development" mean the same thing in the Zanu Pf dictionary

Doroguru 4 months ago

Go deeper Papa,I can feel you ūü§óūü§ó



Sir king dejavu wejecha 4 months ago

Great analysis

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

You build more schools

MaFyt 4 months ago

What surprises me is that these instituions are identified ever year in January so,my qsn,is do they need to,register yearly or what?

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