Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 1500 x 1500 2020 Aubrey Masango 1500 x 1500 2020
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

How are public and private schools tackling fees during the lockdown?

5 May 2020 6:20 PM
Tags:
Schools
School fees
Lockdown

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Independent School Association of SA's executive director Lebogang Montjane explain.

There have been concerns from parents who have had to pay full school fees while their children remain at home during the lockdown with no set date on when schools will reopen.

To address these concerns, Joanne Joseph spoke to Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Independent School Association of Southern Africa's executive director Lebogang Montjane to find out the way forward during lockdown.

Speaking to the issue of public schools, Lesufi says if most parents feel that they cannot afford to continue paying school fees during the lockdown, the school governing body (SGB) of the concerned school can be approached.

The determination of the school fees and the payment of school fees is only a decision of the SGB and parents of that particular school. Government, the district or department doesn't get involved. The only time we get involved is when the school submits their audited financial statements to us...

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

So if parents feel that they cannot afford to pay, the simplest thing is to petition the SGB, convene that meeting of the SGB and indicate to that SGB the limitations.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Lesufi says there are some factors that need to be taken into consideration if changes are to be made.

This amount that you are paying every month, you might find that you are paying for an additional teacher...you might lose a skilled or qualified teacher, purely because there were no payments because 70% of the running costs of the school goes to the payment of educators, so it is very crucial that when you take that kind of decision that you take it in the interests of your child and the school rather than your personal interests.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

My plea to parents is to say those that can afford, please pay. Those that can't afford, please register that you can't afford so that the school can plan.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Click on the link below to hear more from Lesufi...

On private schools, Montjane says they have advised parents who are struggling to keep up with payments to approach schools and for schools to take each case on a case-by-case basis.

Most schools are really working with parents because they want to retain the children and the parents at the school as much as possible.

Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director - Independent School Association of Southern Africa

They must please approach their school as soon as possible. Approach the school, tell them your circusmtances and I think that most schools will be very understanding.

Lebogang Montjane, Executive Director - Independent School Association of Southern Africa

Click on the link below to hear more from Montjane.....


5 May 2020 6:20 PM
Tags:
Schools
School fees
Lockdown

More from Local

online-viewingjpg

How feasible is getting giants like Netflix to 'collect' tv licenses for SABC?

20 October 2020 8:39 PM

Arthur Goldstuck on the SABC's licensing proposals - an attempt to get its hands into the new broadcasting 'cookie jar'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

130523sabc.jpg

A TV licence may seem cheap but for a child support grant dependant that's a lot

20 October 2020 6:16 PM

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird says a to be a public broadcaster and a commercial entity isn't sustainable.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

BushiriinAlex0916

Hawks arrest Bushiri and his wife Mary over R102-million money laundering claims

20 October 2020 5:27 PM

The pastor was arrested in February 2019 over a suspected R15 million money-laundering scheme.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200804tsakanimspicegif

SA has a new auditor-general as Parliament gives Tsakani Maluleke the nod

20 October 2020 4:37 PM

Maluleke becomes the first woman to become an auditor-general taking over from Kimi Makwetu, whose term ends in November.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

senekal-2jpeg

'Key witness in Horner murder case was intimidated at a funeral'

20 October 2020 2:01 PM

EWN reporter Kgomotso Modise says it was revealed in court that a key state witness at Senekal has been threatened not to testify.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

senzo-meyiwajpg

New twist in Senzo Meyiwa case as police find murder weapon - report

20 October 2020 1:19 PM

News24 reporter Sipho Masondo says the same gun that killed Senzo Meyiwa is the one that killed the taxi owner.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Orange prison overalls 123rf

Officials are not making the place more conducive for inmates - Prisoner

20 October 2020 12:09 PM

Prisoners say there are no rehabilitation programmes in prison due to overcrowding and law officials not caring.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

workplace-diversity-business-black-white-staff-company-race-transformation-123rf

Workplace favouritism: 'You are in a bit of a power storm, don't blame yourself'

20 October 2020 12:00 PM

Industrial psychologist Jenna Segal says it gets tricky if you are cozy with the boss such as playing golf together.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200601-mzwandile-masina-edjpg

Mzwandile Masina should stop defending thieves, they should go to jail - Caller

20 October 2020 10:52 AM

Listeners weigh in on Ekurhuleni mayor's tweet that black professionals and businesses are targets of arrest for corruption.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Two young women pushing old car that broke down 123rf

Gen-Z interest in cars has tripled since lockdown

19 October 2020 5:05 PM

CEO of AutoTrader George Mienie says the interest behind the youngsters wanting their own cars is because of the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward