Zimbabwean Government warns private and public schools against charging fees exclusively in Dollars, saying the local ZWL is the country’s legal tender.
Schools in the country opened with a majority of them pegging fees in Dollars, arguing that the ZWL is easily affected by inflation.
Some public schools accepted half of the fees payment in Dollars and the rest in local currency.
In a statement, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education said the demand to receive payment exclusively in dollars is illegal.
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The ministry advised all public and private schools to accept all forms of currency payments obtained in the country for school fees and levies.
The ministry added that ZWL is still the legal tender in Zimbabwe, and guardians should be allowed to use it to pay fees and levies.