Malawi govt cracking down on absentee teachers, 13 fired

Ministry of Education is cracking down on absentee teachers, officials said Monday.

Teacher’s absenteeism

Government has since fired over 13 primary school teachers in Chikhwawa for absenteeism.

District Education Manager for Chikhwawa Chrissie Chimsale has confirmed the development, saying there was need to bring sanity in the education sector.

“Victims were learners, their right to education was infringed upon and we could not allow this any longer,” said Chimsale.

This is the first time that the government has fired teachers in such numbers at once. Some primary school teachers continue to work in business as usual style with absenteeism and late going to work.

Chimsale said it was disappointing that most of the teachers who abscond from work are from Chikhwawa who were supposed to be examplary in giving education to their kinsmen.

She said her office continues to abscond from duties and warned they will be fired.

There was a high absenteeism rate in the district when over a 100 teachers did not get their December salary but the district education manager said this was not reason enough to abscond from duties as such things happen in government now and then.

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4 thoughts on “Malawi govt cracking down on absentee teachers, 13 fired”

  1. peter says:

    Thats very inhuman. If it were you would you work comfortably while you are not being paid in time? Think of December.

  2. tuti says:

    So you have a problem with the teachers being absent and you find it very normal to leave them two months without pay …….. Such is reasoning is just as good as baboon

  3. Mphatso says:

    I feel sad to hear this. Both teachers and the government are totally wrong. Long time then I would see in the faces of teacher being happy people and had never seen seen committed employees as teachers. Now things have changed did we try to do a research and analyse why the has been a sudden change? Madam before you recommend firing of people sit down first and think where also you are not meeting the needs of the people. How can you feel if your own son or daughter be working and get a meager salary not even on time? Values in this country have change we have alot in top positions who are thieves, proud, arrogant and have no regard to human dignity. How can the whole minister challenge civil servants that any one can can quilt working because they are demanding salary increment? Are these useless politicians in parliament getting salary increments every year? Where do you get your funds for the increase? 99% we have in power are greedy people they need a lesson that the country is not for them only. Malawians are being punished for their domiciliary nature. Wake up from your slumber before you suffocated even the generations to come. Madam this is not a emotional issue think before you act

  4. Aaron says:

    kkkk….at the same time; kukhala ngati awonetsa uchamuna kwinaku akudziwa kuti achepetsako chiwelengero cha anthu wolipidwa malingana ndi mavuto azachuma.

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