Minister of General Education David Mabumba has clarified that the reduced user fees in public schools are effective 13th May 2019 and that public schools should utilize the government grant to carter for maintenance costs.

Mr. Mubumba has maintained that rural Public Day Secondary school pupils will be required to pay a K150 per term while urban school pupils will pay K200 user fee and that Boarding schools will not charge more than K1200 for boarders and K200 for day scholars respectively.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Mabumba also said Public Colleges of Education should not charge more than K1800 for boarders and K800 for day scholars, with a one off K500 Teaching Practice fee.

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