Toilet turned into a teacher’s house in Malawi

A Malawian teacher at Kanjedza Primary School in Blantyre hit newspaper headlines fors living in an out-of-use toilet due to a shortage of houses at the institution.

Teacher living in this 'toilet' -Photo by Nation

Teacher living in this ‘toilet’ -Photo by Nation

The Weekend Nation reported that the school’s head-teacher, Nellie Mkumba, said the teacher has been living in the sanitary facility since he got transferred from Kapeni Demonstration School, Blantyre.

But the paper shielded the teacher’s name.

“This school was established in 1960. But it appears government, at the time, overlooked the issue of teachers’ houses. And so, it has remained like that to date,” the head-teacher was quoted saying.

Ministry of Education public relations officer, Mafred Ndovi expressed ignorance about the predicament of the teacher but indicated that they are working on the matter.

“The ministry didn’t receive a provision for the construction of teachers’ houses in the current budget. So, chances that teachers’ houses may be constructed at the school are remote. Maybe in the next financial year.”

The paper reported that the teacher has since surrendered all his personal effects to friends and well-wishers for safe keeping while looking for a house to let.

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47 thoughts on “Toilet turned into a teacher’s house in Malawi”

  1. Luke Bukani says:

    Zochitika Ku Mw.

  2. Roma says:

    Ndizomvetsa chisoni.Dele a kuedu. mukamava zimenezi chakudya chimalowa bwinobwino kukhosi kwanu,nkumasangalala?ntchito yanu ndikusokoneza aphunzitsi pa ntchito yawo?

  3. GADABWALI says:

    The govt is full öf stupid ministers especialli minister of edu.

  4. bakayawo says:

    Koma sala ndiye kuphunzitsa ku town munakufunatu. Mpaka mthoyaz!

  5. Wamisala osagenda kkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!! Ndiye mukuti ndikamchimbuzi?

  6. Misala ilipo yamitundu mitundu mphuzitsiyu akufunika check up

  7. zanga phee says:

    Sikuti nyumba zikusowa, nkhani ndi yakuti amalandira ndalama yochepa , yoti sangakwanitse kulipira lendi ndi Transport kuphatikizapo zinthu zina zofunika pa moyo wamunthu chifukwa akanatha kukakhala kwa kachere, kubangwe , BCA, Ndirande , Machinjiri mix makhetha, chilobwe ndi kwina pongotchulapo madera ochepa, kodi chimbuzicho chinasiya kugwiritsidwa ntchito liti? chifukwa tikhoza kumangoti ndi chimbuzi chitasiya kugwira ntchito nthawi ya Kamuzu .

  8. Kodi komweko kulibe school commitee?Kumadalila boma zilIzonse mapeto ake ndiwomwewo.

  9. Luke C. G. Blueker says:

    I feel sory 4 my nation. I think u leaders u r taking full advantage of us bcz we r poor. But knw that God sees us and will let us pass through these kinds of stituation.

  10. Mkonda Amalawi says:

    Mbyofo mbyofo Pitala is wasting time sign some graffiti in Lumbadzi corner and painting filthy corner in police cells while teachers are sleeping toilets.All those allowances would have built a modest house for such a poor soul in such an unappreciated profession.Shame indeed.

  11. roots says:

    Boma la ANGULU limenero. UDPP Woyeeeeeeeeeee abakha okaokha.

  12. Manyuchi says:

    Mmmmm komanso maniwo ngakhale ali teacher kanundu yekha amachitako.Fungo limakhala ku toilet munthu angakhale bwanji?Or timutukwane president mpovuta kumuletsa munthu kukhala mutoilet zimafunika obanda izzzzzzz

  13. Manyuchi says:

    Mmmmm komanso maniwo ngakhale ali teacher kanundu yekha amachitako.Fungo limakhala ku toilet munthu angakhale bwanji?

  14. Teacher James says:

    ‘ I Teacher James was hear’

  15. Matoto says:

    U mr peter! U cal urself th president, i thot u ws th president of th south n of ur fellow lomwes, bt nw i knw u r nobody’s p. Mayb for th trees n bush animals of malawi lyk th@ teacher, Go 2 hell both of u!

  16. welbert says:

    Our teachers,

  17. Nyapapi says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk A teacher opusa awa asiyeni akufuna asamagule perfume……………

  18. ankhoma says:

    Commentl lthink the headteacher has acase to answer.why allowed this mad teacher to use this toilet as his house? unless if she tell us that she was nt aware of this development.

  19. Bob says:

    Hahahahahaha, kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, zili paMalawi pano. Don’t tell me this teacher and the headmaster are sane. Otherwise school imenyi anawo they are learning trush. MG might have no funds but it can tolerate such nonsense. The DEM, PEA, HM etc. should explain better.

  20. chipie mwale says:

    Mudzaziona!! An implementer for quality edu ameneyo, dziko ili !! Zovuta zd.

  21. Bwanawe aaa mpaka pamenepa? Hee komadi ndiye zilibwino akukusamala a head.

  22. Achimidzimidzi says:

    The teacher is not in right senses. No you cannot just accept such no sense.
    That’s abuse of employees.

    He could have remained at his Kapeni house. Full stop.

  23. Mark Chipeta says:

    It’s embarrassing to hear that, how can a teacher be exempolary if he sleeps in a nuasanse, shame!

  24. Patriot says:

    Meanwhile ena akumalemba mma police cell zopanda nzeru.
    MMANGIRENI NYUMBA UYU. HE IS LIVING HELL IN THOSE TOILET.
    It is worse than that cell in Lumbadzi police Station.
    Koma amwene mukamazaturuka mchimbuzimo muzaonetsese kuti mwalemba “I was here from……to……” And chaka ndi chaka kumapanga comemoration mwamva?

  25. Senior Ebola Wachiyao says:

    Comment Stupid Teacher ever……….why don’t just leave the work?

  26. Damzy says:

    Anagubila ntchito nthawi yayitali ndiye sakuwona vuto.wasiyanitsa mavuto ake,koma bola akanapeza nyumba ya Rent

  27. Rodriguas Latata says:

    It’s painful to be known by all the wrong reasons in the world. Why? Stupid politicians. Headless chickens.

  28. Chidzukulu cha Akwitusya says:

    How do u expect them o survive if hey are going unpaid for more hat 7 months? Ye he government spending money on crazy celebrations…..

  29. nyarunyaru says:

    Here the ploblem is a teacher himself.you can’t go to a new school without making arrangement for accomodation.that could have been the first thing to consider above all.

  30. Ganjaweed Mutharika says:

    Civil service reform ya apulofesa woyeee…kikikikiki!

    Ayi ine basis simmalawinso mpakana APM akadzasiya kulamulira dzikoli, l am tired of this nonsense.

  31. mulopwana says:

    Let Malawi recognize the role and importance of a teacher, we are what we are because we met a teacher somewhere. But it is unfortunate that when authorities want to reduce costs, they resort to a teacher. This is pitiful.

  32. Kasenye says:

    Stupid Ndovi. Expresing Ignorance, But You Say You Are Working On The Matter!

  33. Ezekiel says:

    Koma Iyeyo bwanji m’pakana kulowa muka nyumba komweka kkkkkkkk.

  34. point of order says:

    The teacher himself is stupid. How can he move to a new place without arranging for accommodation? And he arrives there mma 7pm yet akudziwa kuti sanalongosole za malo ofikira. He expected others to be busy with him akafika usikuwo! When u get a transfer notice and u agree, first thing you search for accommodation in the new locality. You don’t relocate until something tangible has been identified. Zitsiru zina ndi a Head Teacher ndi administration ya school imeneyi. They were not supposed to allow this. Nothing was out of hand here otherwise he was just supposed to be sent back. Sometimes ndimadabwa mmene aziphunzitsi amaganizira. I doubt ngati ana akuphunzira zenizeni ma sukulumu. Something is wrong with this teacher mentally. I strongly believe this is something just a staged act and of course exaggerated. Stupid teacher, stupid head teacher. Fotseki

  35. nganga says:

    Kkkkkk civil service rform imeneyo

  36. president says:

    The poorest country indeed.
    Newly employed teachers r in there 7th month wth no pay…
    Slavery continues….

  37. Abiti says:

    teachers deserve good houses pliz bwana peter even to our prison wardens & police officers think about dem!

  38. ntondo says:

    Malawi is land of the dead .Left that shit country way back,now I’m enjoying with my Tswana woman in Gaborone.

  39. Kanjex says:

    Still he live beta than die

  40. NYONI says:

    When some say this country is the poorest others are still refusing the fact. Its true as we can see here.

  41. Cos says:

    negligence of government as it has put in place enough accommodation for its staff

  42. zangaphee says:

    Comment
    vry shupit ntchito kulemba musewu i’ve traveled this road baxi tachioneni.

  43. Waxy says:

    Gvt pliz help our teachers

  44. Waxy says:

    koma nde eeeee aphunzitsi adakaziona mxiew

  45. Very gud house an recommended by Malawi gvt and his leadership

  46. Msambizi says:

    Very pathetic

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