Government’s Directive to reduce boarding fees non-political – Mabumba

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Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba (r) and Western Province Education Officer Loveness Mubisi (c) observing a pupil reading during the celebration of International Literacy Day at Mulambwa Primary School in Mongu
Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba (r) and Western Province Education Officer Loveness Mubisi (c) observing a pupil reading during the celebration of International Literacy Day at Mulambwa Primary School in Mongu

Deputy Minister of education David Mabumba says government’s directive for boarding schools to reduce school fees is non-political.

And Mwense secondary school head teacher Chibwe Kantu advised parents to take advantage of the reduced schools fees and take their children
in boarding.

Mr. Mabumba says this is because government realizes that there was an increased number of school dropouts due to high school fees in most learning institutions.

The Deputy Minister who is also Mwense constituency Member of Parliament said it is unfounded for sections of society to start politicking over the move by government to reduce the fees.
He said consultations to reduce school fees in government boarding schools started in 2013 adding that the move has nothing to do with elections this year.

Boarding schools will continue charging schools fees between 700 and 1000 kwacha even after the elections, he said.

And Mwense secondary school head teacher Chibwe Kantu advised parents to take advantage of the reduced schools fees and take their children
in boarding.

On the other hand, Chief Mibenge of the Ushi People in Mansa District has expressed disappointment with poor construction
works which have been done at Mibenge Day Secondary School.

He said government should revoke the contract because the works done so far at the school have only tarnished the image of the State.

Chief Mibenge said the works done so far at the school have only tarnished the image of the government and therefore should not be entertained
And Luapula province permanent secretary born face Chimbwali said engaging local contractor’s derails government’s progress.

Mr. Chimbwali however said government will have his contract terminated and have him replaced with a credible contractor.

The one by three classroom block which was scheduled to be opened open on Monday will not be operational as it lacks water and toilets.

The Provincial Permanent Secretary has however appealed to School authorities to use the already existing structures to accommodate the new students.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Reducing school in northwestern province is a different story. At solwezi urban secondaery school instead of reducing, fees are up by 100% ie from k250 to k500 per term. This is a move to decampaign govt/pf to give oposition a way to insult/attack govt. My visit to solwezi to have first hand information showed that most key areas like op,zesco,schools,sgh accounts,filling stations,some banks( atm dont work during pay days)were being manned by upppd cadres who make sure govt services are bloked to make pipo continue complaining and insult govt.
    This is primitive bcos it just makes pipo suffer with no progress seen.

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    • That’s what people do when the government keeps violating the laws. People become creative. Corruption (bribery), for instance, is rife at State House even as I write. How do civil servants respond? Ask Kapoko. The new IG was welcomed by the widespread burning of Police stations around the country.

      Hey PF! Don’t dare people who have nothing to lose!

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    • Lots of money, the issue is that Funds ae not properly managed. It’s strange that every ministry is broken. our Ministers do not deserve these positions as most of them are so Dull.

      With such charges, we should expect better schools.

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  2. Good morning!
    Mwabuka!
    Mwashibukeni!
    Mwauka!
    Muzuhile!
    Ntentemena!
    Munahinduka!
    Mwapoli!
    Munapinduku!

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  3. kilometer sampa did not do his homework how can you use an already existing party name. or could it be it was a trap and he was not smart enough to see through it. Which ever way he has been hit hard. no sooner had he launched his political career did he fall. This is the most shortlived political life in zambias history. even muliokela has outlived mr kilometer sampa

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  4. kkkkkk,, Ths PF GOvernement is a joke.

    They claim to to have reduced boarding fees yet primary school fees have been doubled.!

    Let Southern Province PEO and Livingstone DEBs go to Highland Primary school and confirm increase from K300 to K600. Is that fair?

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  5. Serenje tech secondary sch is still charging K1500 boarding fee, is the school not affected by the pronouncement of less than ””’K1000.Please HELP.

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