Furthermore, parents were aggrieved that the school hiked its prices at a time of uncertainty which has kept children away from schools. However, Lycée has required that registration for the coming school year, to begin within the first two weeks of June; from June 1 to 5, and from June 7 to 12, 2020 for parents to re-enroll their children in school.
Forming a social media platform, a group of parents has been voicing their concerns. The Ambassador has made it known that on mutual understanding; the school has agreed to assist parents affected by the pandemic, to be exempted from paying the newly added fees.
Nonetheless, the Ambassador said Lycée still maintains to have one of the lowest fees compared to other international community schools such as the Intentional Community School, the Sanford International School, the German School, and the like. When compared to French schools in Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, according to Bontems, Lycée maintains to have the lowest fee for the same level of quality education.
In related news, Lycee is planning to undergo major renovations with some EUR 10 million, as the old edifice has not seen such undertaking since its establishment some 70 years ago, the ambassador said.