Gauteng schools warned not to withhold report cards over unpaid fees

A survey by the credit bureau reveals that parents are struggling to pay school fees. With the current economic climate exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are falling in the ranking of priorities. eNCA's senior reporter Aviwe Mtila filed this report. #DStv403#eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department is warning schools not to withhold report cards due to non-payment of school fees.

A recent survey by a credit bureau shows that the collection of fees is currently the biggest challenge for private and public schools, partly due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Constitution is clear that the child must be protected and that a right to education, must always be protected," says the Gauteng Education Department's Steve Mabona.

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Hyde Park High School Principal, Melanie Kallie, says parents being unable to pay school fees has been a grave challenge for the school.

Watch the video above for more details on this story.

Parents are struggling to pay school fees. That's according to a recent survey by a credit bureau. It's revealed that in the current economic climate, school fees are falling in the ranking of many parents' priorities. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila is at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg with the latest. Courtesy #DStv403

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