Education minister Fabiano irks Malawi teachers with statement on arrears

Some teachers have reacted angrily to a statement by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano who said the government does not owe any teacher money in arrears.

Minister of Education Science and Technology Dr.Emmanuel Fabiano: government does not owe any teacher money in arrears

Some teachers said they were promoted in 2013 from grade L to K but the government has not yet given them the salary arrears.

Fabiano told the 193 strong House that no teacher can come out to claim the government owes her or him money in arrears.

“I can challenge the honourable members to bring me the names of those teachers owed money in arrears by the ministry,” he said.

The teachers however said this was an insult to them as they have been waiting for their money since 2013.

Fabiano also acknowldged the salary delays faced by teachers.

He said the problems would be sorted out soon, attributing this to hitches during the migration of teachers from Capital Hill as their pay point to their respective councils.

Fabiano said teachers will no longer be travelling to Lilongwe to sort out their money problems including salaries and allowances.

Instead, Fabiano said, the teachers will just be going to their councils.

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5 years ago

that is unfair am not paid my grade j areas achitsiru ndi a TUM akumva zimenezi koma Ali du

5 years ago

To be honest,I for 1 can not blame the minister only but the officials in the ministry. Not only in Ministry of Education but the whole civil service is lotten.I think civil service needs a serious reform.Some civi servant oppress fellow civil servant affecting service delivery.. I just sympathise with ministry of education being given haif baked information if not wrong information or if not false information provoking anger whixh result to poor delivery of service. The problem with our ministers in Malawi they only visit schools,hospitals etc wher there is a function.In that way,officials may mislead rhe minister

5 years ago

koma boma likadalipira maziphunzitsi pay wa January, 2017 mpaka pano zoona pa 7 February, 2017 ai zayaya please anthu adyanji

5 years ago

fabiano doesnt sound like malawian

6 years ago

This is what makes politicians dull, they decide to believe in what they want other than what’s on the ground….dull minister!

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