HARARE, Zimbabwe 

Homemade benches line up under the shade of an avocado tree in the backyard of a Zimbabwe suburb, the home of a makeshift school for numerous students.

Scores of pupils have no choice but to drop government or council schools in the southern African country as school fees have been shooting up now and then amid galloping inflation. As a way out, they turned to attending courses at makeshift schools to evade the astronomical fees.

The fees of government and council schools have shot up over 300% this year. For instance, the fees across Harare’s local authority schools

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