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Headmasters warned against levying illegal school fees

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The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has warned headmasters, parent-teachers associations and others against levying illegal fees on parents.
The warning came in the form of a statement from MoBSE, the full content of which reads:
“It has come to our attention that Public Schools (Government and Grant-in-Aid) are still levying parents which is increasing the cost burden of education on parents and this is totally against the free education policy. In this regard, all public schools heads are warned to desist from such attitude with immediate effect.

Consequently, the Ministry will apply maximum sanctions on any culprit in accordance with the law. However the general public is hereby informed that no payment shall be made to any school (s) under any arrangement be it PTA or SMC approved charges, and payments already made shall be refunded forthwith. We highly solicit the cooperation of the general public and parents in particular.”

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