Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Ambassador Cain Mathema says schools should not withhold examination results for non-payment of fees.
Minister Mathema said this last night reiterating that schools should instead take action against the defaulting parents or guardians.
Ambassador Mathema urged schools to give results to students insisting that grievances of non payment of schools have to be directed to the parents rather that students.
“Schools are not allowed to withhold results of learners, It is illegal for schools to withhold results over non-payment of fees, whether private or public, schools should find means of recovering what is owed to them by parents and guardians without punishing learners.” said Minister Mathema.
He added that schools should allow students to collect results in time to enable them to resume with their educational activities on time.
“Learners should be allowed to access their results timeously and continue with their education while school authorities engage defaulting parents.” He added.
Minister Mathema’s warning comes following the release of the Zimsec, ‘O’ level results this week and some candidates have been blocked from getting their results, which they need immediately to secure A level places.