Pupils at most of the country’s private schools are receiving lessons online during the lockdown, but their tuition fees will not be reduced.
Lebogang Montjane, executive director of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA), indicated that parents were still obliged to pay in full, even though their children were being taught remotely.
Montjane said the only difference was that learning was taking place in virtual classrooms instead of classrooms at school.
“Teachers are interacting with students. There’s a combination of live lessons and work that must be submitted electronically, which is issued to learners by teachers.”
“There may be rebates in terms of boarding fees, but schools will have to figure that out by the end of the academic year.”