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Saturday, 16 July 2011

DATE SET FOR SWAZI SCHOOL CLOSURES

School principals in Swaziland have resolved to close schools indefinitely from 25 July 2011 if government does not pay school fees by Thursday.

A resolution reached at a meeting yesterday (15 July 2011) by about 2,000 principals and chairpersons of school committees said if school fees owed by government for OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children) were not settled by Thursday 21 July, they would not go to school the following Monday.

They said they would have all schools join the action, even those where the Swazi Government has paid.

Charles Bennett, Chairperson of the Swaziland Principals Association (SWAPA), was reported by the Swazi News saying the government had promised to pay the money in June but had not.

See also

PAY CUT: PRINCIPALS TO SHUT SCHOOLS

http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2011/07/pay-cut-principals-to-shut-schools.html

SWAZI TEACHERS TO STRIKE IF PAY CUT

http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2011/07/swazi-teachers-to-strike-if-pay-cut.html

THREE-DAY STRIKE STARTS 27 JULY

http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2011/07/three-day-strike-starts-27-july.html

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