Learners match to district education manager’s office over school committee

Learners at Kaputu primary school in Salima on Friday morning peacefully matched to the district education manager’s office in protest against the school committee members’ decision to take bags of maize meant for home grown school feeding programme.

Pupils take to the streets

Pupils take to the streets

A few months ago, the school asked each learner to contribute K300 each to buy the maize and soya for porridge.

However some of the learners said they were surprised that for two months now, there has been no porridge.

They were surprised this week when they saw the school committee grabbing a bag of maize each. This irked the learners who matched to the district education manager’s office to present their grievances.

Alex Kamwendo, human resources manager in the office of the district education’s manager assured the learners that the office would probe the matter and feedback would be given to them.

A teacher who asked for anonymity said the school committee members earmarked to share 33 bags of maize.

Both the headteacher and school committee chairman were not available for comment but the situation is not different from most schools across the country where school committee members embezzle openly money learners are forced to pay for development projects.

In urban areas including Lilongwe, school committee members spend all working hours in headmasters offices, collecting money which range from K500 to K1000.

In most cases, there is no transparency and accountability on the use of the money. Learners who fail to pay the school funds are sent back home.

Primary education in Malawi is free.

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nama
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nama
7 months 4 days ago

eissssssssssshhhhhhhhhh ana alusa awa

emmie kufeyani
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emmie kufeyani
7 months 4 days ago
ndiye inu a HR a pa Salima mukunena kuti mufufuza, muwapatsa anawa feedback, ndiye liti limenelo, chimangacho a committee wo atanyamula kale kupita nacho ku nyumba kwawo. olo muwapatse feedback anawo, chimangacho anzanuwo abweza? Iwowa a committee ana awonso sasonkha ndalama zimenezi, just becoz they are in the committee, ndiye azidyera pamutu pa makolo ena eti/ Choncho nkumanena kuti ana asukulu alibe khalidwe opanda khalidwe muli inuyo? Ndiponso osachita manyazi mpakana ana a primary kumakuchitirani match? what a shame!!!! mukona ngati anawo osapenya eti? Inutu mukunama, muonekera pa ntunda simunati. Mukatenge msanga chimangacho muwaphikire anawo phala. Dzuwa lakutenthani ku Salima… Read more »
funzo
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funzo
7 months 5 days ago

Kuba ndi corruption konsekonse

Bwana wa mawa
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7 months 6 days ago

investigation has to be done immediately. Kuba basi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

mache mwana !
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mache mwana !
7 months 6 days ago

Kungoti boma liyambitse kulipilitsa primary education, mumva momwe anthu okuba omwe akupindula ndi ma school collections amenewa atakanire ,nkumati amalawi ndi osauka sangakwanitse,chonsecho akufuna Iwo aziba like that.

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