According to Newsday, Deputy Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Lazarus Dokora has condemned unregistered schools which are operating without licences and has called on the police to investigate them.
At the dollarisation of the economy when the US dollar came into play, teachers who were being underpaid under government employ chose to supplement their earnings by taking extra lessons in their homes which eventually “graduated” into schools and colleges.
Some of these “institutions of learning” are even housed in churches, like the one in Chitungwiza’s Unit K section. The church-cum-school has an enrollment of about 50 students who take their classes inside the All Saints Anglican Church. Other than benches that are used for Sunday church services, there is no sign of classroom furniture in the church.
The principal of the school, Peter Chinyadza, confirmed the school was not registered. Chinyadza said the school was being investigated by government. Police, he said, had been to the premises recently inquiring about the school’s registration.
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