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Zimbabwe private schools set to challenge law

Publish date: 06 March 2006
Issue Number: 170
Diary: Legalbrief Africa Old
Category: Zimbabwe

Private schools plan to challenge the constitutionality of the Education Amendment Bill that gives the government powers to determine school fees, once President Robert Mugabe signs it into law.

The Association of Trust Schools, that represents privately-owned schools, said in a statement that the new law lacked ‘rational economic thinking’ and would create chaos in non-government schools that were run with fees paid by students, reports ZimOnline. The controversial new law will now require all schools to first seek approval from the Education Minister before hiking fees. Full ZimOnline report