The Education Act does not apply only to government schools but to all schools which operate in Zimbabwe regardless of their classification and what they call themselves- academies, private, non-government, independent or mission schools.
It is irresponsible for parents and guardians to enrol their charges at unregistered schools as it is for the Education ministry to allow illegal schools or those that do not comply with the Act to continue operating unabated.
Private schools have gone a long way in providing good quality education and facilities where the government failed horribly.
Parents and guardians are forced to sign away their rights over the welfare of their children for the time they are enrolled in the schools.
The ministry, individual schools, parents and guardians should all comply with the law and ensure that at least the minimum prescribed standards in the Act are met.