Education and youth minister, Fayval Williams, says there’s no means of holding schools that charge parents of children participating in the summer school programme accountable.
The programme began Monday July 4 and will run through to July 28. The education ministry is paying the costs for the programme.
However, parents are concerned that some schools are charging a separate fee for students’ participation.
Minister Williams addressed the issue while speaking on Nationwide This Morning.
Minister Williams says the ministry is using moral suasion at this time to deter educators from collecting money.
She says there’re no penalties for schools that charge parents.
She says some schools use the fees demanded to purchase resources needed at the institution.
Fayval Williams, Minister of Education and Youth.