Private Secondary Schools Association president, Stephen Sorinyane, and some parents, have praised Francistown South Member of Parliament, Wynter Mmolotsi, for successfully tabling and defending a motion in Parliament calling for regularization of private schools’ fees.
Sorinyane, who owns two private secondary schools in Lobatse and Kanye, said that what Mmolotsi did proved that he was “a true people’s leader” as he became the voice of the voiceless parents who, in their eagerness to give their children better education, had taken their children to private schools only to be “robbed” by those operating such institutions.
“Mmolotsi’s efforts need to be commended; he has shown that he is a true leader by successfully tabling a motion that will go a long way in seeing that Batswana who seek better education for their children are not punished for that,” he said.
He added: “I am surprised that all along others have just stood and watched their electorates being cheated out of their hard earned money.”
Asked if he was not also charging exorbitant fees, Sorinyane said: “Come to Kanye or go to Lobatse; those who go to my schools will tell you they get good education at affordable school fees.”
Besides Sorinyane, some parents whose children go to private schools also praised Mmolotsi, saying that he had come to their rescue when other MPs remained silent.