Malawi govt fails to pay allowances to teacher students

Teacher students at Domasi Teachers College in Zomba said they are failing to buy stationary and other education materials because of government failure to pay them a K58 000 per semester allowance.

Ndovi: We will resolve this

Ndovi: Mix up

One of the students said the government has not been able to remit the allowances in their bank accounts in some instances for two semesters.

The student said this is impacting negatively on their education as they not able to buy stationary and other education materials relevant to their studies.

Domasi Teachers College offers degrees and diplomas in education for secondary school teacher students.

Spokesperson for ministry of Education Manfred Ndovie confirmed that some teacher students have not received their allowances and blamed it on a technical hitch.

He said there was a mix up of bank deposists between FMB and National Bank and the problem has been rectified.

“Those affected own FMB and National Bank accounts but we have rectified the problem. Other cheques have been issued for the two banks and the students will soon get the allowances,” he said.

He said the delay was because the issue involved the ministry and the Accountant General.

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5 months 7 days ago

Zauchitsiru firing squad yachiyaninso pumbwa iwe. Govt must put in place systems that will make it difficult to steal. We are failing to safeguard less than 2 billion dollars can we then safeguard teal money? What about money externalised by our Asian visitors? Has UK ever promised to give us back illicit funds they are keeping? Stupid brainless nyasas.

Bob Chiswe
Bob Chiswe
5 months 7 days ago

The technical hitches have arisen in part because Government has no money as result of the thefts that are occurring in the civil service. Govt must stop these thefts by executing those found guilty. They should be executed by firing squads in front of people at stadia such as Lilongwe, Kamuzu and Mzuzu