Zimbabwe: Needs Help to Keep Kids in School


Government officials in Zimbabwe have ordered all state schools to cut their school fees because many parents are unable to afford the costs associated with educating their children, according to Reuters. While the country suffers an economic crisis, like much of the world, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai believes cutting the fees will also bring the country the attention it needs for larger financial aid from other African nations and Western countries. Ninty percent of Zimbabwe residents are currently unemployed. On average, state schools in Zimbabwe can cost between $20 and $280 per term.-WLW

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