Teacher salary delays affect delivery of quality education in Malawi – Kondowe

One of the education analysts in the country Benedicto Kondowe has appealed to government to priotise paying its teachers and other service providers, saying the delays are lowering standards.

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Kondowe made the remarks following concerns that some pupils in some schools have not been able to attend classes due to the delay of January salary payments for teachers.

Malawi News Agency (Mana) has since established that some teachers at Mkomachiloko Primary School in Kasungu have not been working due to the salary delays.

“Yes we have not been able to work due to this unfortunate development. It is difficult for one to work on an empty stomach and most of the times we are spending valuable time going to the banks to see if our salaries have been honoured,” said one of the teachers from the school who opted for anonymity.

Commenting on the development, education analyst Benedicto Kondowe told Mana that situations like these make teachers to concentrate on other things rather than their work.

“You will find that at the end of the day, teachers will really concentrate on going to the banks to check their salary instead of going to classes. This might even take up to a week, a period which pupils could have learnt a lot of things. As a result they do not get to complete the syllabus and this infringes the children’s right to education in our country.

“In other unfortunate developments, teachers get to lose interest in the teaching profession and spend most of their time searching for other jobs which is a blow to the system. We are just asking government to make sure that the teachers get their wages in time as education is one of the most important things in the country,” said Kondowe.

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24 thoughts on “Teacher salary delays affect delivery of quality education in Malawi – Kondowe”

  1. PAY THEM ALL, THEY NEED FOOD, TO PAY WATER, ELECTRITE, HOUSE RENT,TO HAVE/BUY CLOTHING AND CLOTHS, PAYING FEES ETC, WHY THE GVT/DPP IS SILENT ON THIS ——–SORRY MALAWI.

  2. saukani wakuda says:

    Harmonisation of teachers salaries within SADC was rejected by Malawi sometime back which we endured . Please, the gvt of Malawi just endose the specific date for teachers’ salaries either late or early in the month

  3. GENIUS says:

    chonde ku min. of educ.niko pungulanini mavutowa! zikuonjeza!

  4. njovu njovu says:

    my mother malawi you are so pathetic

  5. s. ranga says:

    may GOD b with those incharge of de min. of educ. !

  6. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Apparently, some civil servants have not yet received their salaries. Are these people negotiating for salary increments or what was already budgeted for?
    Are these people given part of disaster relief items to survive.

    So, in Malawi some employers can go away with slavery. In our own country by our own fellow Malawians. These slave drivers are always in suits at Capital Hill.
    Headed by Saulos Chilima. With protruding bellies they sit in spacious offices.

    What is the explanation to this delay and who has bleached the terms of contract. My opinion is to sue the government for bleach of contract and part ways.

    Aziphutsa a Saulosi Chilima omwewo, kapena a Dr. Chaponda yemweyo.
    This government is most of the times doing the wrong thing, somehow.

  7. CLEMENCIOUS CHIMTSITSI says:

    APHUNZITSI MUMATIZUNZA MABWANA

  8. musisipala says:

    Go to Education headquarters ,they are paid on time . They are taking tea at govt expense whille teachers suffer

  9. dyton chiwaya says:

    Teaching in Malawi is synonmous with poverty. Sinchito. Mwana wa Minister anakhapo Teacher ndani. Scrap off this Chiwanda Boko Haram.Teaching ndi moto.

  10. Wozinyanyala says:

    Very unfortunate because the monkeys who go to play soccer at the parliament in the name of law makers get paid even before they do anything if at all they do something. ….teachers who taught them are struggling to get paid not even quarter of what others get. Shame Malawi!

  11. Njan says:

    Aphunzitsi a ODL 9months now without salary this gvnt mwaonje.

  12. Max says:

    our poor malawi.

  13. what about ODL TEACHERS WHO ARE NOT YET BEING PAID FOR SIX MONTH stupid minister of education mr fabiano you are failure

  14. A Molo,I suggest that you are below the line of intellectuals.You tend to have a journey on which its destiny isnt known in your brain samboses.

    Come back to school please and meet me,a professional mentor,who removes both stupidity and ignorance of marooned people like you.I wish you the best as you are making a very successful choice of coming back!

  15. Nganga Bulawayo says:

    Nambo kwele! In my view teachers ought to be highly paid. For all of us to be able to read and write it was the teacher who did it. Enanu munali ouma mitu gwaa! Koma the teacher managed to shape you. Now mukunyada kumanjoya. The teacher who did it is poorly paid and paid late. Lets honour and appreciate our teachers. Lets pay them well

  16. Jescano says:

    Alipireni maphunzitsi

  17. PRECIOUS BZ says:

    Unpaid civil servants are not only teachers, muzinena tonse apa. Bwanji. Goodal resign plz

  18. nyoni says:

    Kodi nanga aphunzitsi aku secondary mwawalemba ntchito mu September last year mukuwathandiza bwa? zinazi aaaaaaa. sit in or stay away shud continue bravo new recruits mpaka anene amenewa

  19. Luke Bukani says:

    A BOMA SIZOWOONA & SHAME ON U!!! WHY EACH MONTH MUMAFUNA K CHATAPULIDWA CHOKANI MMIPANDOMO ABWERE AZANU MWINA ZINTHU MKUSINTHAKO NDNE WANUWANU WOKHUDZIDWA ‘CITIZEN OV MW’

  20. Teachers says:

    Kondowe,ana anu ali kuma private school, u know education in public went done during the time of Muluzi, please leave us, we will continue cheating in public schools while ur get the best in private, good day sir.

  21. it is very unfortunate and the development is very sad,what is it that this goverment is going to reform? for along time,teachers have been neglected and their effort cant be appreciated.education is the key to any development of acountry

  22. Molo says:

    Dont cry u facilitated the leaging of may 2014 shutup apa!!!!! chiii!!!!

    1. LUNGUSA says:

      who told you that teachers are crying? we need our salarlies ukulira ndiwe lova ignorance creature

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