EdupayPlus Ltd Pro poor Tuition fees financing / Payment Model
Across Africa, due to the inadequacy of public resources to provide schools for all, private actors have built Low Cost Private Schools (LCPSs) to fill the access gap to classroom education. LCPSs use a cash and carry tuition fees payment system. Children of low income earning parents who are willing but unable to pay are sacked from school. The international award winning Edupay model, provides a platform for cash poor parents to pay their children’s fees easily and flexibly. This has reduced tuition fee related sacking and absenteeism in schools contributing towards achieving SDG4 as well as making quality education delivery self-sustaining. The model has reduced LCPSs’ tuition fees payment default rate, increasing their financial capacity to improve infrastructure and learning facilities needed to deliver qualitative education. The efforts of Edupay are worth projecting, for innovation, great contribution to SDG4 and potential to replicate in other poor regions.