Schools ordered to acquire swipe machines to ease payment of fees
Government has directed schools to acquire point of sale machines to facilitate smooth payment of fees with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe putting in place modalities to avail the machines as schools open for the first term on Tuesday especially to urban schools.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora last week told The Sunday Mail that arrangements had been made with the RBZ to ensure schools could use “swipe machines”. Said Dokora:
As a ministry we have liaised with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to ensure that our schools need to use swipe machines as we move towards the cashless society. (RBZ Governor) Dr (John) Mangudya has assured me that all schools that need the machines will get them because they have already made them available. As Government we are saying we are leading by example. Why should parents spend productive time at banks yet they can swipe their children’s fees at the schools? There is no need for parents to seek hard cash for payment of fees. Schools are thus guided to acquire service machines from any of the banking retail businesses.
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