A SCHOOL in Port Moresby has denied that it is charging project fees.
Martha Kaisapi, headmistress of the St John the Apostle Primary and Elementary School in Tokarara, said a report yesterday saying that the school was charging project fees was wrong.
“The only fees we charge is an agency fee of K6 for primary level and K4 for elementary level,” she said.
“These fees were agreed upon by the Catholic Archdiocese of Port Moresby.”
Kaisapi said the agency fee was required by the Archdiocese to fund their visits to schools.
All mission schools are to ensure that these fees are collected and sent to the Archdiocese.
Kaisapi said on Monday, a standards officer from the Education Department was at the school to ensure that project fees were not charged.
“We are aware that we are not to charge project fees. I advised the school board chairman and teachers not to charge any fees,” she said.
“But I want those parents who are claiming that we are charging project fees to come to the school and clarify the type of fees we are charging before giving out false information.”
Education Secretary Dr Michael Tapo this week reiterated the warning from Education Minister Nick Kuman that schools must not charge students any project fees. The National
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