School fee increase surprises parents

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BY GEORGE MANFORD

AUKI

AN increase in fees this year by schools in Malaita province has been questioned by most parents and guardians in Malaita.

The parents told this paper yesterday that it will be more difficult especially for those who live in rural areas and find difficulties in finance.

The parents asked if the ministry of education is fully aware of the increase in school fees for this year.

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“And if yes, why is this issue not put out in the media for all of us to know?” they say.

“Compared to the past years when school fees are introduced in our school it is much cheaper than school contributions introduced in this new system of free education.”

The parents also add that this is very tough for those who have two or three children doing their studies in high schools.

“We need clarification from the ministry of education on the increase of school fees in our schools.”

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