Hell to pay: schools take hard line to get parents to cough up
Suspending pupils and demanding police clearance certificates are among the lengths some have to go to
Some schools are taking drastic measures to force parents who can afford to pay fees to cough up while others have strict admission requirements.
Gratton School, a private institution in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, says it “may” exclude or suspend a pupil when fees are not paid.
Woolhope Secondary in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape insists that parents applying for admission for their children to Grade 8 in 2021 produce an affidavit completed at a police station confirming who will be responsible for paying school fees...