Monday, 20 August 2007

Govt yet to give schools subsidy - headmasters

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Emmanuel Chacha, Mwanza

The government is yet to subsidise public secondary schools after the implementation last year of its decision to cut by half the fee schools used to charge, it has been revealed.

This is according to remarks made here at the weekend by the chairperson of the Lake Victoria zone chapter of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary School Association (Tahossa), Laurent Mwita.

Mwita, who was speaking at a meeting for secondary school heads from the zone`s Kagera, Mara and Mwanza regions, said the government`s failure to cough up the amount due had adversely affected schools` budgets and hence running costs and development projects.

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