Government warns schools demanding exam fees in cash

By ZBC Reporter
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has issued a stern warning for schools demanding Zimsec examination fees in hard cash saying this is neither the ministry’s position nor that of examination council.
In a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Tumisang Thabela, directed all heads of schools to accept all forms of authorised payments.
“It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education that some schools are demanding Zimsec examination fees in the form of cash only,” she said.
“This is not the ministry’s position nor that of Zimsec. Heads of schools are therefore directed to accept all forms of payment namely, swipe, mobile money platforms (e.g Ecocash, OneMoney and Telecash), bank transfers or any other authorized form of payment.
“Parents or guardians are advised to report to the nearest District Education Offices any school authorities who are demanding cash for Zimsec examination fees the ministry remains committed to providing equitable, quality, inclusive, relevant and competent driven Primary, Secondary and none formal education.”