“Tuition in Private Schools Will Be Reduced”-Education Minister Tells Lawmakers
Liberia’s Minister of Education, Etmonia Davis Tarpeh has told members of the House of Representatives that tuition and other fees in private schools will be reduced before the resumption of the 2012/2013 academic school year.
Minister Tarpeh gave the assurance when she appeared before the Plenary of the House of Representatives to answer to concerns from members of that body who expressed shock in the astronomical increment in fees for grade schools .
Hon. Eugene Fallah kparkar of Lofa raised the issue on Thursday , August 9 when he appeal to his colleagues to invite the Education over the alarming hike in tuition and fees in private schools.
Rep. Kparka in a communication complained authorities of the Ministry of Education under the supervision of Madam Tarpeh for failure to regulate the activities of private schools in the country resulting to the sky rocketing of tuition and other fees by proprietors of private schools.
Additionally, Rep. Kparka in his communication reminded his colleagues that authorities of the Ministry of Education failure to regulate the activities of private schools in the country has the propensity to cause more hardship for low income earners and above all deprive them from sending their kids to school for this academic school year. Accordingly, the Representatives unanimously voted and mandated Minister Tarpeh to work with proprietors of private schools in the country to ensure that the matter is amicable resolved to afford parents and guidance in the country the opportunity to send their children to school.