Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has warned that he will not take kindly to any school which chases away pupils on account of non-payment of school user fees.
Mr Chilangwa observed that the duty of pupils is to learn and not to pay school fees and school managements should instead deal with parents.
The provincial Minister also directed school head teachers to stop giving penalties to pupils who pay their schools fees late saying the action is illegal.
ZANIS reports that Mr Chilangwa who is also Kawambwa Central Member Parliament said this yesterday when he addressed Members of staff and pupils in different schools in his constituency.
Earlier Kawambwa Town Council Chairperson Kalumba Chifumbe also warned pupils against indulging themselves in illicit activities.
The council chairperson advised the pupils to work hard and put education first saying it is the only way they will be assured of a brighter future.
The Kawambwa Central law maker is in his constituency to check on developmental project.