Women leaders Uvira and Fizi plead for lower school fees set by the governor


 Uvira, November 22nd, 2021 (CPA)– Women leaders and human rights defenders in Uvira and Fizi in South Kivu province have called on the governor of that province to lower the school fees he has set for students public and private secondary schools, the governorate’s CPA learned on Friday. These parents believe that these fees, set at ninety (90) US dollars per term and per student, or the equivalent of one hundred and eighty thousand (180,000) Congolese francs, are exorbitant in view of the poverty in which they languish. These women asked the governor to set these fees taking into account the realities of the environment, before pointing out that in several villages in South Kivu, insecurity reigns supreme and parents are on the move searching this situation in their respective environments. . To this end, they recommended that the fees paid last year can be renewed for this school year 2021-2022, justifying that parents are going through enormous difficulties.