Dr JOHN PHIRI
Dr JOHN PHIRI

General Education Minister John Phiri has directed Provincial Education Officers -PEOs- to work out acceptable boarding and day school fees for government schools.

Dr Phiri says the PEOs should submit their reports to his Permanent Secretary before the commencement of the 2016 school calendar.

He is concerned that the high fees charged in government schools are beyond the reach of the poor and rural based learners.

Dr Phiri said this when he met Provincial Education Officers in Kabwe today.

He said it is regrettable that out of the 102 districts that presented Grade 7 candidates, only 31 districts scored above the National Mean score.

Dr Phiri urged PEOs in provinces that recorded poor results to forge strategies to improve the quality of learning.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC news in LUSAKA by Ministry of General Education Spokesperson Hillary Chipango.

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  1. This is very true Dr. Phiri, we can’t be paying ZMW 1,000 to take our sisters and brothers to government schools. There are poor people who have never had that ZMW 1000 public schools are charging. Let the fees go down

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  2. But I hear that school fees have been adjusted upward.please,reduce school fees there are lot of people who can’t afford high fees.

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  3. It is overdue doctor eg at a certain school in solwezi called kandundu primary school where the head just eat this money with a teacher friend without banking no proper accountability debs is aware but no action . This is what is happening in many schools pta and school fees are too high and on top pipo are told bring mattreses,slushers, rims of paper, sugar bought (kyawama hh sch) etc these are just share by a few,others return to shop owned by teachers.a lot need to be done schhol uniforms are changed and pipo are made to buy from schools at very high price eg a shirt sold in budget stores at k30 is sold at k60 please doctor pipo are suffering a lot govt act. Headteachers without loans have bought cars,houses,shops,from stolen money. Take a look at school classroom floors,sofas in…

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  4. well spoken minister it means he has a human heart. not that foul called kaingu who is planing to increase fees in order to decongest schools.

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  5. Comment:There is also a so called mission school outscate of solwezi called Mutanda thou nothing mission about it. A uniform costs. K180 : 00 minus shoes, school fees + boarding will amount to. K1000 : 00 effect next year, teachers are all driving, have built mansions, they fail to pay suppliers, pass rate has gone down, diet is almost beans from children feedback, the list is endless. Where does this school take the money? Please help us.

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  6. YOU PARENTS WHY NOT WRITE ON HOW FACING IT OUT THIS AFFECTS EVERYONE BUT QUIET AS IF O IS WELL, UNLESS POLITICS WHICH U DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND WELL. I KNOW PEO WILL DELAY FORCE THEM TO SUBMIT BE XMAS SO THAT NEW FEES CAN BE USED NEXT YEAR 2016

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