Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Anna Nghipondoka has said they will consider increasing hostel fees for government schools as catering for boarding learners is proving to be very costly. Nampa reports that Nghipondoka revealed that the catering for government school hostels will in the 2021/22 financial year amount to N$ 582 million for 65 000 learners and institutional workers who are housed in hostels. She went on to say the ministry might increase parents’ contributions to the upkeep of their children in hostels.