Law Development Commission, Zimbabwe
CHAPTER 25:04

EDUCATION ACT
Act 5/1987, 26/1991, 24/1994 (s. 70), 19/1998 (s. 15), 22/2001 (s. 4), 2/2006, 2/2008. SI 159A/2007.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I
PRELIMINARY

Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Application.

PART II
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND OBJECTIVES OF EDUCATION IN ZIMBABWE

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Children’s fundamental right to education in Zimbabwe.
Compulsory education.
Minimum fees for education.
General function of Minister.
General duty of local authorities.

PART III
CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS AND RIGHT OF ACCESS TO SCHOOL EDUCATION

9. Classification of schools.
10. Children’s entitlement to enrolment at schools.
11. Enrolment at alternative schools.

PART IV
GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

12. Establishment, maintenance and closure of Government schools and hostels.
13. Prescribing of fees at Government schools.
14. Establishment of general purpose funds.

PART V
NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

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Registration of non-Government schools.
Recommendations by Secretary in the national interest.
Cancellation of provisional registration or registration.
Appeals in relation to registration of schools.
Certificate of registration or provisional registration.
Premises on which schools may be operated.
Fees and levies payable at non-Government schools.
Appeals in relation to fees.
Keeping of records and provision of information.

PART VI
OTHER GOVERNMENT EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

24. Other Government educational institutions.
25. Adult education.
26. Prescribing of fees for other Government educational facilities.

PART VII
NURSERY SCHOOLS

27. Regulation of nursery schools.

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