BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE ANZ Go Money school fee paying was launched at the Tuvaruhu School over the weekend.
This initiative is designed, developed and tested as a digital solution to address the many challenges related to fees payment in terms of assisting parents, reduce some of the costs and time previously associated with paying school fees.
Speaking at the official launching ceremony, Julie Haro of the ANZ banking group and go money agent group Premier said the launching is an achievement for the school, knowing that only 29 schools are part of the project for Solomon Islands.
“I would like to encourage the school to embrace the system to enable students and parents to make life easier in terms of accessible education for all,” she said.
Haro said Tuvaruhu School has been identified as one of the 29 schools for the community, and the nation at large and it can only happen with stronger partnership and large collaboration to harness the existing system to embrace the system to give the child a right to education.
She adds by thanking the Honiara Council Education Authority for the foresight to embrace the system and technology for the passion and support to ensure that it adds value to each Solomon Islands with regards to educational aspiration.
Ellison Mane Chief Education Office of HCC on behalf of HCC Education Authority said this initiative is in line with the financial policy of HCC and it will assist them (HCC) address the management of schools funds particularly the school fees and other contributions paid by parents.
“It will also assist parents who have access to ANZ GO MONEY mobile banking at their homes and work places which will save costs and time in terms of travel, food and accommodation in Honiara given the geographical nature to our Islands.
“This initiative will also reduce the risk of their hard earned income meant for their children’s school fee being lost either through theft or other use that can deprive the education of their children,” he said.