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Excluding ZEP holders from accessing school fees exemption is not in line with the spirit of the Constitution or the Schools Act.
You can take it up with the teacher and principal. If necessary, after that you can approach the school governing body.
The school does have a right to hand over unpaid fees to debt collectors if a parent has not applied for a fee exemption.
It is every child’s right to be placed in a school, but the Department of Education cannot force a school to accept a child.
You are in the clear as regards the responsibility for paying.
A school can blacklist you with a credit bureau if you have not applied for fee exemption and have not paid outstanding fees.