Schools urged to cut costs

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MINISTRY of Education and Human Resources urges schools to charge reasonable tuition fees to students as only 27 of the 40 weeks in the annual calendar is left.

This came after Saint Nicholas Anglican College posted on its Facebook page to maintain the fees as schools prepare to resume semester on 30th May.

The School Admin states if you need any further clarification, do please come to the school and see Deputy Operation (Leslie Fono) or Deputy Academic (Jon Patteson).

But Permanent Secretary, Dr Franco Rodie said schools need to consider the range of school fees endorsed by the Minister in accordance with the Education Act.

“I understand the costs in the town where schools need to pay electricity and water which they might impose additional fees,” Rodie said.

“Also, the school grants are not enough, therefore they may maintain the schools fees as of last year,” he added.

However, Rodie said schools should reduce their costs to relief the economic burden on parents.