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Public Schools Can Now Charge Fees Exclusively In Foreign Currency

Public Schools Can Now Charge Fees Exclusively In Foreign Currency

The government has given the green light to schools to charge fees exclusively in foreign currency as long as the majority of the parents and guardians of learners are in favour of the move.

This comes amid reports that some School Development Committees (SDCs) have pushed that school fees be paid exclusively in foreign currency from next term.

The SDCs argue that some parents deliberately delay paying fees, only paying after the money would have been eroded by inflation.

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Taungana Ndoro, told State media that the government will not block schools from charging exclusively in foreign currency if the majority of parents agree to the decision.

Ndoro said parents who would oppose the move, if they are in the minority, should take their children to other schools. He said:

If parents have a consensus we cannot stop them, if they agree as a majority that they want to pay for their children in foreign currency we will not block them.

Yes, we have the policy that says schools cannot charge exclusively in forex but remember we are dealing with a community of parents and if they collectively decide on something we will not stand in their way.

What we are emphasising is the need for a consensus as in a majority of the parents.

The ministry will come in when we discover that such a decision was imposed and a majority of the parents did not endorse it.

However, if the minority would have been against the decision and feel aggrieved by the decision or that they cannot afford the arrangement of paying exclusively in foreign currency, they have an option of making alternative arrangements like transferring their children to schools where they feel they can afford the fees.

Several schools countrywide, including Government and council-run institutions, have already advised parents that they will charge fees exclusively in United States dollars, without the option of paying in local currency.

However, other schools have directed parents and guardians to pay at least half of the fees in foreign currency. | The Sunday News

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Johanna Chibadura wekwamarange 2 months ago

My friend why you are you wont tell us all. We are dont know sometimes bond we only get at jobs now we pay it were huh tell me. Me i wont cant get wife with bond in pocket. Also pocket broken so bond fall huh wat I eat her in mouth she will hungry and die of me.

🤣🤣 2 months ago

chirungu chako icho bhoo here chinenge icho chirikutdzimira magetsi

King Adoe 🤴🏼 2 months ago

English never loved us 😂💔

Ribvungu 2 months ago

cde asi munoshanda nema China here kana kuti murimunajimbi

BUOY 2 months ago

musade kutyira mbabvu dzedu nechirungu ichi iiiiiiiii

tatadzei nhai.
English is a good language buh use rurimi rwaamai coz most of us we understand shona🤣🤣🤣🤣

🔸 2 months ago

it's more like having a petrol car, but you want to fill diesel in it.

Dota 2 months ago


2 months ago

musada kuhwanda ingoudzai vanhu kuti bond harichadiwi kuzvikoro

manzy 2 months ago

Come 2023 zanu rinobuda here apa vamwe vachitikanyira soo

Grant wemuCeiling 2 months ago

govt just concede you have failed the nation &
stop paying the workers zwl .

2 months ago

A whole minister saying IF, what is that?


2 months ago

The same Sunday mail that carried the headline " free education starting 2023" is the one telling us that fees will be paid exclusive in foreign US$.

stallion 2 months ago

ko kungobvisa local currency yacho hayishandi iri kuvhiringidza zvinhu

Manikiniki 2 months ago

People are paid in rtgs and you always bark like dogs that the zwl is here to stay but now you want to force parents to pay in USD! wat kind of people are you Zanu pf ?? People must vote this failed party out we are destitutes becoz of a few selfish greedy individuals.

Tateguru 2 months ago

Good idea.
Allow also foreign change – loose coins like 50 rand

Vaye vaye 2 months ago

The same government that pays it's workers in Zim dollar does not have confidence in same currency retaining it's value. Only on Thursday we had the minister of finance delivering an exclusively ZWL budget and on the other hand we are having this. The level of inconsistency and incoherence is baffling.

Yellow Mellow 💛 2 months ago

The fastest growing & vibrant economy. Akukhanyi nex
The strongest currency in the region. Bafuna i US$ kuphela abasafuni elabo i bond/rtgs
The middle & upper income by 2030. Kambe?
The ruling party. Ruling who?
The listening president. He was told to step down kafuni
The Electrical Power Expansion projects. Ngikhuluma nje kathesi ifoni ile 8% akula getsi ahambe izolo

Vote out zanu PF

Vote for CCC
Vote for Chamisa

2 months ago

Good analysis and advocacy. I like it.

2 months ago

Parents do decide on school fees. We are only told of fees hikes to which we rarely approve or agree. Our government is run by toi-toy thugs.

Cde hondo 2 months ago

Everything is now paid for in forex the zim dollar is now for easy change of the dollar..... Chinoz aitaura mukamuseka

Nimrod 2 months ago

This Ndoro guy doesn't know what to say. Majority are paid in $zwl but he is supported a way to pay fees that disadvantages the majority.

Hanzi they should find another school! My foot! Where? Why not propose that fees are paid using us$ or interbank rate?. Vamwe vanhu so ka.

Ntaba 2 months ago

This Ndori guy is insane

Sir African 2 months ago

This is contradictory of the same government which promised free education next yearI.Surely this coup fellow lacks probity like Mugabe asid as his policies flip flop.

Thadrillguy 2 months ago

Haaa kuchikoro kuya hakuchaendeki kkkkk uchanzwa voda na400 yuwesi avo

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