C/belt, North-West parents abdicate paying reduced school fees

By Staff Reporter


General education minister David Mabumba has expressed concern that parents the Copperbelt and North-Western provinces are refusing to pay reduced user fees for their children.


Mabumba said that parents to be magnanimous and take advantage of the Government gesture to reduce fees.


“Government reduced school fees as a measure to allow vulnerable children whose parents cannot afford to pay,” he said.


He warned that refusal to pay the fees would affect operations at schools.


He said this at a meeting held at Mufulira high school after a number of school head teachers complained to him that parents have opted not to pay school fees.


The Minister has however appealed to the local leadership to help sensitize parents on the importance of paying school fees.