Malawi govt sends auditors on school grants

Government is taking swift action to stop headteachers who collaborate with greedy school committee officials to swindle institutions of school improvement funds.

Ndovi: We will resolve this
Ndovi: Auditors sent to schools

Ministry of Education spokesperson Manfred Ndovie has confirmed auditors will be sent in primary schools soon after schools open to see how the K600 000 annual grant is used as reports  indicate the money is not used for its intended purpose.

Primary schools also charge the students what they call Development Fund ranging from K700 to K1000 per student per term yet most of the times the money is not accounted for.

Some schools also host mobile phone companies towers and the firms pay as much as K600000 a month payable three months in advance but the money end up in the pockets of head teachers and school committee officials most of whom spend all day long, five days a week loitering on campus as if they are full time employees of government.

Ndovie said as soon as the schools open for the new academic year, auditors will be sent and culprits will face the law.

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5 years ago

Kudos Secretary for education for such a swift action!! You kindly qualify to be the first citizen!! Indeed I am confident you would have acted swiftly and would have dealt with the alleged 7 crooked ministers case too if you were head of state that is osati tikuozionazi………….!! Izi ndi zinanso iziiiiiiiiiiiii…………..!!

5 years ago

This is a very good development as Head teachers and school committees have let communities down everywhere in primary schools and their is need to audit all schools in Malawi starting with Mazamba zone in the north.

5 years ago

Manfred Ndovi,
i cant see because there is blackout, we used to say this while at Viphya secondary school, guess who is writing this?

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