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Parents anger over fees as classes delayed for 2 weeks

PARENTS have questioned the need to pay school fees for January, while teachers questioned the need to be at school before their pupils.

This followed yesterday’s announcement on the delay of schools opening by two weeks to February 15, by the Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Reginah Mhaule.

Mhaule said that the calendar for the school year had been revised to schools no longer opening on January 27, due to the current wave of Covid-19.

The fortnight delay was decided after consultation this week with the Council of Education Ministers, the Heads of Education Departments Committee, the national School Governing Body

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