BSS students protest over corrupt teachers: Police fire tear gas

Malawi Police fired tear-gas in the morning to disperse angry and violent students at Blantyre Secondary School (BSS) who were protesting against what they call corrupt teachers and administrators.

Police fired tear-gas to disperse angry and violent students

The students decided to abandon classes to violently protest against the admission of some students from private and other public institutions.

One student said the school authorities are corrupt, this is why they admit students from other schools in exchange for money.

The students say this is negatively affecting the learning conditions at the school including accommodation as there are more students than what the hostels can cater for.

The police have managed to bring the students back to their hostels.

There was no immediate comment from the school authorities on the allegations but a teacher who asked not to be named said rules allow teachers to bring in a number of students away from the government selection system.

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4 years ago

Students do not have moral grounds for the protests since that is a motivator otherwise teachers output will drastically decrease resulting in poor results. T

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
4 years ago

Teachers are allowed to bring their dependants, but some teachers who do not have dependents they abuse the system when they receive money from parents to get their children in school.

G Phiri
G Phiri
4 years ago

If this can be proven as you say, that there is corruption in the system, then rest assured that the current government is working hard to establish the root causes and address these issues while working forward to a favorable resolution to the problem for all affected parties involved. The children shall go back to school.

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