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“All schools nationwide that are Government run or receiving some sort of Government funding will not be paying any project fees from this year onwards.”
The Education Minister Nick Kuman made this declaration to representatives of the media in a press conference today.
Mr Kuman said that this was the ruling of a recent meeting by the National Education Board that sat in November of 2014.
“The decision has been made and passed to the Education Department to kick off implementation this year.”
“That means no child in school should be stopped from attending class just because of the non-payment of project fees.”
Kuman added that any school that demands project fees this year will not be receiving their 2015 Tuition Free Fund allocations.
Moreover, the project fees have been calculated in the TFF funds for all 10, 060 schools nationwide.
This is based on the total number of students as per the Dept approved project fee limits so the total funds should able to cater for the project fees as per the directive.
Kuman further stated, “K605 million has been allocated through this 2015 TFF funds so every school will receive enough to carry out maintenance or new projects as long as the funds are managed adequately.”
“The responsibility rests on the school management now, so parents and students must be aware and schools should adhere to this decision.”
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