Teachers, community clash over playing ground at Chipala school in Lilongwe

Four learners have been injured and were rushed to hospital after they were caught up in violent clashes between teachers and community over a playing ground at Chipala primary school in Area 50, Lilongwe.

playing ground at Chipala primary school

The teachers have been boycotting teaching since last week because of the hostile conditions due to lack of classes.

A donor was identified and wants to construct more classrooms but the community backed by some block leaders are refusing to let the playing ground go for the construction of the school blocks, saying this was the only place the community play football.

This has infuriated the teachers and on Monday the teachers and the community clashed.

Police who came to restore calm and order were chased away by the community who blamed them for doing nothing to unify the two warring parties.

The running battles between the teachers and the community spilled over to the M1 road at Kanengo where a road was blocked.

 

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Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Teachers don’t know that now football grounds and stadiums are more important than school blocks?

GRM
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GRM

Yes indeed. Teachers thought investing in Education is investing in human capital hence deevelopmentioned of the nation. Not anymore. If the president think football grounds are more important than Members University who can blame the community for prioritisizing playgrounds.

GRM
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GRM

Let Mombera university go. Stadiums are more important

joseph
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joseph

Signs of a fragile state where state institutions have eroded and people have no trust in them. Chasing police officers. We are all just hearing reading viewing thinking we have a nation state we are sinking look around if you draw a timeline of the events of today, last month and for 3 months or since elections it’s horrible we are not better than Somalia. Just imagine houses being burnt to ashes, people butchering each other like an animal,happening in our own once warm heart of Africa. Malawi where are you going. Yet still some pockets of Malawians think all… Read more »