Dead teachers appearing on promotion list, ministry concedes ‘error’

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Principal Secretary Justin Saidi, has conceded that there names of deceased teachers appearing on the list of 20 210 teachers it has promoted last week.

Saidi: We are rectifying the error

“It is true that there are some names if the list of teachers who are dead,” said Saidi after social media revelations of “ghost teachers” on promotion list.

Saidi said the deceased names were included due to an error of an electronic system which generated the names of the promoted teachers.

He said the ministry uses information from the Department of Human Resources Management “which automatically depicted the named”.

Said the ministry is working towards “rectifying the error”.

He said: “Technology is prone to errors.”

Experts have questioned the timing of the promotion of teachers against a background of demands dating back to 2014 by Civil Society on Education Coalition (Csec) and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) for the same.

Csec executive director Benedicto Kondowe faulted government for delaying to effect them, saying some teachers have served in one position for over 20 years.

“We are mindful that there are 40 000 teachers who need to be promoted. These teachers are not supposed to beg for promotions,” he said.

Saidi defended the timing. He said the promotions have been implemented now because there were processes to be followed.

He claimed that government promotes teachers every four years. However, in 2015, four years back, no teacher was promoted.

Saidi said the promotions were budgeted for; hence, will not have a bearing on bloating the civil service wage bill now at K393.6 billion.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Uyu wa ku dedza kunkuyu nfuseni bwino bino. Anapakulako heVy ku education and amapanga matama kuti afuna aimile cani kaya paja?
KUNKUYU NDITI.
UMBONI ULIPOTU NDITI

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Ce saidi dont dress to impress.
Mwanenepanenepa nde kumati ndi error.
That means you just sit phwii olo kunyenga ma staff mahule aja with the exra ghost money you take . No AUDIT
tsilu taona mutu ngati mphonda.
Munya simunati

Mazowe
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Mazowe

Reforms under DPP have failed. This revelation has said it all. Dead people still on pay roll. Stupid Mtharika, stupid leaders.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

This was a DPP design, they have been stealing

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

List imeneyi yomwe yatulutsa promotion ya aphunzitsi oti anamwalira ndi bvumbulutso loti ku bomako akulipirabe malemuwa osanamizira technology era, taganizani inu ngati mwafuta dzina la munthu pa PC total figure ya malipiro imayenera isike ndipo ngati siinasike umachita check ndikufutanso.

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

KACHAMBA,IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY JUST GO TO SMOKE YOUR CHAMBA IT WILL KEEP YOU BUSY FOR A LONG TIME AS I HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE ON MORONS LIKE YOU.

Kachamba
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Kachamba

kkkkk Winston, am also for UTM but I know what am talking about.

ndele
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ndele

ambili timawaona kupekupe ndi ma laptop, tablet etc cant even know how to login or they ask their secretaries to set it so you know here though the bwanas dont know that whoever they ask to set for them has the password and can see it all.ndalama za kuba. tapitanimukaone za ku dedza komwe anthu ku bomako DC ndi gulu kumenekoagula magalimoto koma akuwabisa amatuma anthu aziwayendetsera. tilinayo list. azibamboobisala mu plastic bag

National CEO
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National CEO

Technology is prone to errors? errors of ghost workers? Or we can say civil servants are not best users of technology?

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

Malawians,it is time to get rid of Mathanyula and his dupes before it is too late.What is going on in our country is both pathetic and unbelievable in the regime that is led by the so-called PROFESSOR.This is a teaching history for us Malawians to wakeup.Banda did what he wanted us to do and,we were pleased and called him WAMUYAYA AND MESSIAH,this time we must wakeup and hold Muthalika accountable,enough is enough for how long we are going to be enslaved by foreigners? It is extremely unbelievable that the people of Malawi can be rolled like a ball to and… Read more »

Kachamba
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Kachamba

This is not what we are discussing here. We are talking about issues concerning Civil Servants at Capital Hill not Politicians. Can you for once sober up and leave this species of people alone please, Winston.

pleasant
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tivotereni ife a utm tikachose nyasi tikuona mubomamu