“We were told that each child must donate US$1 without fail,” a headmaster told Radio VOP in an exclusive interview. “We are now worried because they (youths) said they were still debating how much each headmaster should donate to the lavish bash.”
The headmaster, looking extremely worried, told Radio VIOP that there was a new directive from the disgruntled youths that no child should be “sent away even if they do not pay school fees or levies” as stipulated by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education led by David Coltart of the MDC.
“We were also told to stop asking children for school fees if they have not paid,” the headmaster said. “This is only days after we were told that there should be three days set aside for teaching and two days set apart for party information. The issue and situation is now getting out of hand.”
He said the situation at most schools was extremely depressing in Zimbabwe right now.
Zimbabwe has one of the best literacy rate records in Africa but analysts are worried that this impressive record could soon be thrown out of the window if the youths are allowed to continue terrorising teachers and headmasters.