By A Correspondent- Junior parliamentarians here have pleaded with government to review downwards the recently announced examinations fees arguing that the figure is way beyond the reach of many especially rural children.
In a letter dated February 11 2020 and signed by Tinashe Ngirandi, the junior legislators said:
The above matter serves, As the Junior Parliament and Junior Council it has come to our concem that ZIMSEC hikes registration fees with immediate effect without approaching any children’s body in Zimbabwe.
Furthermore, as we represent the interests of the Zimbabwean child, we received many complains about the new prices which are not favorable to anyone.
Rural students were failing to pay 15 rtgs and now its almost 100rtgs whilst they are not able to pay 130rtgs school fees. So in short junior parliament and council are not
supporting these prices. Therefore we are asking the Ministry to review these prices again considering Part Section 81 subsection (1) paragraph () of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
Looking forward to your favorable response.
Hon. Tinashe Ngirandi
Cc Hon, Mugayi