Final notice to headteachers and principals in Papua New Guinea defying official instructions and collecting school fees. The notice states that the government has paid K314 million to cover Term 1 of 2024 tuition, boarding, and project fees for every student. These funds were remitted directly to school accounts or via provincial trust accounts last Thursday and Friday.
The notice also states that despite official instructions for students not to be charged additional school fees and denying their right to classes, the government is receiving many reports of defiant heads of schools.
To avoid confusion and chaos in the first week of school, the notice states that the government will not deal with defiant headteachers this week. However, from Monday 5th February 2024, Inspectors will immediately charge and suspend defiant headteachers without pay.
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