Subsidize Boarding fees, ARTUZ implores government

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union Zimbabwe, ARTUZ calls on government to subsidize boarding fees. The call is in response to the outcry from parents who are facing fees adjustment amid growing economic hardship and dwindling learning conditions in boarding schools.

The provincial director for Manicaland, Mr Edward Shumba has confirmed the requests from five Boarding school of which two of them are Marange High and Mutare Girls High.The call by ARTUZ is in accordance with the government adamant position of maintaining that RTGS and bond are trading at par value with the American dollar.

The living and working conditions of parents with learners in boarding are in a deplorable state, expecting more fees from them is akin to squeezing water from a rock. The term is moving towards closure and government should chip in to relieve the overburdened schools and parents.

ARTUZ implores all schools heads and SDCs to forward such challenges to the government for an immediate and rock solid solution. As a Union we maintain our noble stance of fighting for a pro-poor education.

The government authored the obtaining economic crisis and must swiftly provide remedy. The boarding fees crisis is synonymous with the drug shortage in hospitals. Government should clean its mess.

Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)

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