Malawi National Examination (Maneb) is failing to account for K1 billion which treasury released to administer the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.
Ministry of Finance spokesperson Nations Msowoya said Treasury released K900 million to Maneb to pay invigilators and additional K100 million was paid to the ministry of Education for arrears to some invigilators who were owed some money.
This comes at a time when Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has set September 12 for a nationwide strike among teachers to force the government pay invigilators their money.
“We paid Maneb all the money so too the ministry of Education. We gave them the money as soon as the budget was passed,” said Msowoya.
Maneb spokesperson Semion Maganga refused to comment on the matter.
Ministry of Education spokesperson Manfred Ndovie admitted all the money for invigilation was given to Maneb and his ministry.
However he could not say how the money was used.
On the strike, he said ministry officials will continue talking to avert it.
On Tuesday Teachers Union of Malawi officials walked out of the meeting Education officials after disagreements.