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Zimbabwe School Fees Structure 2024 – Here Is What You Need To Know

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Zimbabwe School Fees Structure 2024 

The school fee structure for Zimbabwe in 2024 has been officially released, offering a breakdown of tuition fees for government schosvangls in both primary and secondary education. The Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Torerayi Moyo, announced these fees structure  for 2024 in December 2023, providing a comprehensive overview for parents and guardians to plan for the upcoming academic year.

Overview of 2024 School Fees for Government Schools

The fees, recently gazetted, exhibit variations based on the school level and location within the government school system. Understanding these fee structures aids in anticipating educational expenses within government educational institutions.

Primary School Fees Breakdown

In primary education, the fees are categorised as follows within government schools:

  • P3 rural schools: US$5 per term
  • P2 schools in high-density suburbs: US$10 per term
  • P1 low-density suburban schools: US$20 per term

Though these fees are quoted in US dollars, payments can be made in Zimbabwean currency at the prevailing exchange rate during the payment date.

Secondary School Fees Structure

Secondary education within government schools follows a distinct fee arrangement outlined in Statutory Instrument 240 of 2023, titled the Education (Tuition and Boarding Fees) (Government Schools) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023 (No. 1). This stipulates fees for different tiers:

  • S1 schools in low-density suburbs: US$40 per term
  • S2 schools in high-density suburbs: US$20 per term
  • S3 schools in rural areas: US$10 per term

Government Support and Foreign Based Student Fees

These fees contribute only partially to the total educational expenses within government schools, given the government’s provision for teacher salaries and additional costs. This level of support becomes evident when considering fees set for foreign students, who don’t benefit from government assistance within the government school system.

Foreign students attending government schools face higher fees, with primary students required to pay US$300 per term and secondary students US$400 per term, both payable in US dollars. These fees underline the support structure provided by the government to Zimbabwean students, particularly in the context of civil servant teachers assigned to schools by the government within the government school system.

BEAM Additional Support and Top-Up Fees

Tuition fees collected by government schools can be utilised for acquiring materials and meeting various expenses. Moreover, the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) program aids students from the neediest families by covering their tuition fees within government schools.

Some government schools have the option to propose a top-up levy through school development associations within the government school system. However, implementing such charges necessitates majority parental agreement, subject to approval by the Ministry of Education within government educational institutions.

The fee structures for 2024 within government schools not only delineate the costs but also highlight the multifaceted support mechanisms in place for Zimbabwean students’ education within the government school system.


  1. Herald – “2024 school fees gazetted” by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Torerayi Moyo, December 19, 2023.
  2. iHarare – “2024 School Fees Revealed: Here Is Everything You Need to Know” by Chris Matambanadzo, December 19, 2023.

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