Posted By Staff Reporter
Gerehu Secondary School has called on parents and students to pay project fees for this year despite the instructions from the Minister for Education for parents not to pay project fees for 2015.
Principle for Gerehu Secondary Martin Kenehe says the schools Board of Governors had approved the project fee last year, even before the minster for education made the announcement in the media.
Mr Kenehe said “though the government has instructed students not to pay project fees for this year, most schools would agree with me that there’s alot of infrastructural work to be done in schools and the project fee will surely assist in that area”
He said, Gerehu Secondary has been upgraded to level 10 and that means they’ll have to increase the number of enrolments and the school will also have 10 new staff to cater for that, which means they need to put up new classrooms and that’s where the project fees come in.
“We have not received any circular to effect the minister’s statement from the Secretary for Education Dr Michael Tapo so I should presume that the decision made by the Board of Governors was ahead of the ministers statement in the media and we feel that parents should continue to pay the project fee” said Mr Kenehe.
He added “We will reimburse their K200 project fee in due course as soon as we get the clarification from the Education Secretary on the project fee issue”
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