Teachers go for sit in strike Monday

Learners in public schools might not have classes on Monday following a sit in which Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has a planned to force government to pay December salaries to some teachers and lecturers.

Teachers on sit in


The teachers and lecturers in teachers training colleges were removed from the payroll for failure to submit their National Identification cards.


According to a statement from TUM, the demonstrations will take place in all district councils.


However, the statement says if government fails to pay the teachers by Wednesday 22nd January 2020, the demonstrations will be held at Capital Hill.

But ministry of Education principal secretary Justin Saidi says Treasury on Friday funded all councils for the teachers’ December salary arrears.

“Mindful of the time left, councils have been given 19th January, 2020 to submit processed arrears to the accountant general for cheque processing,” said Saidi.

He said it is expected the pay parade will start on January 21,2020.

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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
4 years ago

This is very interesting cos it is these same useless teachers who were tippexing voters registers etc etc in order for this Mulhako government to win & now this is a very good payback.

Malawi belong to the citizens.

The government should allow people to go and get the identity cards.open the offices so that citizens can go and process the id document.If the offices were closed should be reopened and Monday to Friday citizens should be able to get an id.Employ people ,it should not be for short period of time. In South Africa it in the home affairs ministry and offices opens Monday to Friday every week. Remember to keep the peace. The country needs peace.

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