BEAM To Benefit 1.5 Million Schoolchildren – Govt
8 September 2021
The government has pledged to pay school fees for at least 1.5 million children under the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) in a move it says is meant to cushion the vulnerable from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This figure has been increased from six hundred thousand (600 000) as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected family incomes.
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Speaking to ZBC News, Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Lovemore Matuke said:
We urge parents to apply and education officers to assist by forwarding the names to the ministry.
We have the budget and we are looking at paying for every child who needs the assistance.
The fund will also cater for those who are writing examinations as the government insists that no child should be left out on account of financial challenges.