Arron Nyamayaro

SOME school heads yesterday turned away students who failed to pay fees and fulfill other financial requirements.

Among the school heads, who clashed with parents and guardians, were those who lead Sunningdale 1 Primary, Belvedere Primary and Tafara 1 Primary Schools.

One of the Tafara 1 Primary School parents, Tamare Ganya, told H-Metro she was yet to raise fees for her child.

“My child felt humiliated after being turned away over fees on the first day,” said Tamare.

“I am yet to receive my salary so I did not expect the headmaster to be tough with us like that.”

Another parent said the school authorities sent warnings to parents and guardians that anyone who failed to contribute towards the purchase of a school bus would have their child turned away even if the fees was paid in full.

“We are appealing to authorities to descend heavily on school heads and their committees over raising money through unnecessary demands,” said the parent.

“Our school is accepting RTGS at an unofficial exchange rate.

“School heads have found evil ways to beef up their salaries through illegal means.

“Hanzi tinoda kutenga bhazi rechikoro asi mari ikasabhadharwa mwana wenyu haadzidze tinoda yebhazi kutangira fees.”

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