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Gov't urges parents to report schools which turn away pupils for unpaid fees
2013-08-31 11:35:58 | (0 Comments)
Minister of Education, Ronald Thwaites is adamant that no child should be denied access to school resources or entry because of non-payment of auxiliary fees.
Education minister, Ronald Thwaites. - File
"Every child must go to school and receive the appropriate textbooks because the Government has paid these fees," Thwaites said.
Several parents have expressed uncertainty over whether their children will be allowed in classes at the opening of schools on Monday morning. Many secondary schools' have refused to issue textbooks for rental or admit students without auxiliary fees being paid.
While Thwaites has made it clear that parents must make some contribution towards their children's education, he insists that no child should be turned away.
The education minister is encouraging parents to contact the regional offices of the ministry and report schools that refuse to grant students textbooks or permission to enter.
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