OUTCRY AS PARENTS ARE CHARGED EXORBITANT AMOUNTS FOR FORM 1
Parents with children who will be starting their form 1 in 2018 have bemoaned unfair stipulations set on them by schools.
There is widespread concern over exorbitant fees being demanded by the headmasters, with some demanding as much as $1 200 worth of school fees for form 1 students.These unsanctioned amounts are reportedly covering first term tuition only.
Parents are lamenting the rampant corruption being done in schools with headmasters taking advantage of desperate parents by demanding more than they’re entitled to in order to secure a form 1 place.
Church run schools are reportedly the main culprits as their fees are going unchecked by the government. They are allegedly demanding the whole amount before enrollment of the child at the school.
Also of major concern is the fact that parents are being forced to buy ALL the school uniforms whenever they get the prescribed type of uniforms. Parents feel these schools are trying to take financial advantage of them as there is no statutory instrument sanctioned by the government which demands such satisfactions.
Parents are appealing to ministry of education and the new dispensation to look into the matter thereof and stop schools from ripping them off their hard earned cash.