Morobe schools get orders to enrol all students

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The National, Tuesday 12th February, 2013

MOROBE schools have been directed to ensure all students who want to attend school are enrolled by next week.
This follows concerns that some schools are turning students away for not paying project fees.
Schools have also been directed to charge a maximum of K200 for project fees.
Provincial education adviser Murika Bihoro said the education board was concerned that a large number of students were being sent away because they could not afford project fees.
He said a circular was being sent out to schools advising that all students should be enrolled, with project fees to be paid later.
The maximum fee of K200 per student should apply to all schools.
Meanwhile, Busu Seconda­ry School has topped the list of schools in the province with each upper secondary student having to pay a project fee of K500.
Lower secondary students are paying K250, with boarding students paying extra.
Students at Bugandi Secondary School are paying K400 across the board while the project fee for Lae Secondary School is K250 per student.
Huonville and Omili primary schools are charging parents K150 each at both upper and lower le­vels.
One parent whose child attends Bubia Primary School outside Lae, said yesterday that upper primary students were paying K250 each in project fees.