TITLE

MARONDERA DIARIST: School Dropout

AUTHOR(S)
Buckle, Cathy
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;7/5/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 1/2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an essay on school closings in Zimbabwe. How the authorities decided to close boarding schools without notification to parents and without valid legal reason; Other schools closed the same day; Reason for the closures which was said to be failure by the schools to get governmental approval for increases in fees; Belief by some that it was a retaliatory action against the middle class which largely fails to support the government of President Robert Mugabe; The state of education in the public schools in Zimbabwe; Comments by the minister of education, Aeneas Chigwedere, who claimed the private schools were racist; How Chigwedere reacted when confronted by angry parents threatening court action; Arrest of several headmasters of the closed schools; Findings of the court on the school closures; Permission for the schools to reopen only if they charged reduced fees set by the government; The potential cost to the country if the government drives out the middle class.
ACCESSION #
13577894

 

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