Education Minister defends fees hike in secondary schools

Minister of Education was on Friday put on the defensive line by legislators in parliament when they sought answers from the government of the sharp increase of school fees in public schools amid chaotic economy.

Minister of Education, Fabiano:  Fee hike necessary

Minister of Education, Fabiano: Fee hike necessary

The minister Emmanuel Fabiano assured Malawians that the increase in the fees is meant to improve education standards in public schools and provide equality in the payment of all public schools.

“For instance, students in national secondary schools were paying K1500 a term for boarding while others in day secondary schools were paying K25000 a term. What we have now done is to order that all students in other national or day secondary schools should pay K25000 a term,” he said.

He also said each secondary school was at liberty to charge any amount for development fund but now there is a government order that schools should not charge more than K2500 per term and this money should only be demanded only if there is a development project at a school.

He said school fees is now pegged at K8000 that will be used to improve the teaching and learning services.

“We don’t want to push all the cost to the tax payer this is why we have made this adjustment,” said Fabiano, a former lecturer at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

Public schools face huge budgetary cuts in Malawi due to cash-flow problems at Capital Hill following the freezing of donor aid, among other factors.

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alipo
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zikuchitikazi ndiye chani madala peter apa mukufuna osaukafe still remain ignored if i can’t afford to get 10 kwacha for salt where can i get this alot of money for school? .

pido
Guest

Minister, PSs and Directors were sending their kids to National Secondary schools as they were almost free. This is a good Development

mukharapwio
Guest

Also Its A Recommendation From The Reform Committee Chaired By One Street Guy Looking Dr Saulos Chilima VP of American Groomed Gangster Behaving Lawyer Proffessor Arthur Peter Mutharika President Of Least Developed Malawi

MTCHONA
Guest

PEOPLE WE THOUGHT ARE LEARNED ARE DISHING OUT SHIT. WHO IS TAXPAYER IF I MAY ASK YOU. EVERYONE IS A TAXPAYER IN THIS MODERN MALAWI. HE PAYS THE TAX SO THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE ITS CITIZENRY WITH SUCH THINGS LIKE; EDUCATION, PORTABLE WATER, HEALTH SERVICES AND THE LIKE. MVOMEREZANI KUTI ZAKUVUTANI. AFTER ALL MY LOGIC TELLS ME THAT WHAT FABIANO IS SAYING IS NOT FROM HIM BUT TRYING TO SAVE SOMEBODY’S LACK OF LEADERSHIP. ZA MISONKHO ZOMWEZO ENA ANKAPEREKA MAPHUNZIRO PA MTENGO WOFIKIRA ALIYENSE NOT THIS SHIT OF SENSE YOU ARE TELLING US.

Mkwapu
Guest

Mbuzi kuipa kumanso monga fitsi

Peter27
Guest

Even the very people who can afford such money can not/ do not send their children to these secondary schools, they go private and/ or out of the country. Who do you think you are disadvantaging here? The very poor who cant afford it to begin with! Such smart asses you are! Which schools does your children go to Fabiano?

Optic Computer
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Mulhako umenewo

Sapitwa
Guest

We heard Chakwera saying he doesn’t support free housing and freebies that some commented kuti zaulere kubweretsa ulesi.
Ndiye izitu zolipira. Akuti it will bring quality education which is true. Inu mukutipo chiani Abusa?

Munyasa
Guest

Chitsiru cha minister

sikono
Guest

Malawi is falling down. poor people becoming poorer and poorer. In economics we do say the gap between the poor and the rich is widening. We voted for Dpp for rise in costs of living, school fees high water and electricity bills. You should not cry for that was what you voted for in 2014 general elections. Do the same in 2019 you will be walking naked around the cities. Tivalanso nyanda amalawi ngati nthawi ya atsamunda.

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