Teacher salary delays affect delivery of quality education in Malawi – Kondowe

One of the education analysts in the country Benedicto Kondowe has appealed to government to priotise paying its teachers and other service providers, saying the delays are lowering standards.

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Kondowe made the remarks following concerns that some pupils in some schools have not been able to attend classes due to the delay of January salary payments for teachers.

Malawi News Agency (Mana) has since established that some teachers at Mkomachiloko Primary School in Kasungu have not been working due to the salary delays.

“Yes we have not been able to work due to this unfortunate development. It is difficult for one to work on an empty stomach and most of the times we are spending valuable time going to the banks to see if our salaries have been honoured,” said one of the teachers from the school who opted for anonymity.

Commenting on the development, education analyst Benedicto Kondowe told Mana that situations like these make teachers to concentrate on other things rather than their work.

“You will find that at the end of the day, teachers will really concentrate on going to the banks to check their salary instead of going to classes. This might even take up to a week, a period which pupils could have learnt a lot of things. As a result they do not get to complete the syllabus and this infringes the children’s right to education in our country.

“In other unfortunate developments, teachers get to lose interest in the teaching profession and spend most of their time searching for other jobs which is a blow to the system. We are just asking government to make sure that the teachers get their wages in time as education is one of the most important things in the country,” said Kondowe.

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Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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PAY THEM ALL, THEY NEED FOOD, TO PAY WATER, ELECTRITE, HOUSE RENT,TO HAVE/BUY CLOTHING AND CLOTHS, PAYING FEES ETC, WHY THE GVT/DPP IS SILENT ON THIS ——–SORRY MALAWI.

saukani wakuda
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Harmonisation of teachers salaries within SADC was rejected by Malawi sometime back which we endured . Please, the gvt of Malawi just endose the specific date for teachers’ salaries either late or early in the month

thomas
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dats teaching

GENIUS
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chonde ku min. of educ.niko pungulanini mavutowa! zikuonjeza!

njovu njovu
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my mother malawi you are so pathetic

s. ranga
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may GOD b with those incharge of de min. of educ. !

Achimidzimidzi
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Apparently, some civil servants have not yet received their salaries. Are these people negotiating for salary increments or what was already budgeted for? Are these people given part of disaster relief items to survive. So, in Malawi some employers can go away with slavery. In our own country by our own fellow Malawians. These slave drivers are always in suits at Capital Hill. Headed by Saulos Chilima. With protruding bellies they sit in spacious offices. What is the explanation to this delay and who has bleached the terms of contract. My opinion is to sue the government for bleach of… Read more »
CLEMENCIOUS CHIMTSITSI
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CLEMENCIOUS CHIMTSITSI

APHUNZITSI MUMATIZUNZA MABWANA

musisipala
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Go to Education headquarters ,they are paid on time . They are taking tea at govt expense whille teachers suffer

dyton chiwaya
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Teaching in Malawi is synonmous with poverty. Sinchito. Mwana wa Minister anakhapo Teacher ndani. Scrap off this Chiwanda Boko Haram.Teaching ndi moto.

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