Teachers Union of Malawi threatens MANEB on invigilation

The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has threatened not to render invigilation services next year if teachers will not be given allowances in advance.

Kalekeni: Teachers need invigilation pay
Kalekeni: Teachers need invigilation pay

TUM General Secretary Dennis Kalekeni disclosed that the Malawi National Examination  Board (MANEB) has over the years frustrated supervisors and invigilators by not living up to their promises of giving them their allowances in time hence their current stand.

“Imagine that up until now, weeks after the Junior Certificate (JC) Exams and Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) Exams were administered, teachers have not yet received their dues. The public examining body actually assured our teachers that they would be paid their allowances upon completion of their supervisory and invigilation tasks,” highlighted Kalekeni adding that such actions are not considering the welfare of the teachers.

He stressed that it is not possible for teachers to partake in the exercise next year under similar conditions because the allowances are meant to cover for their daily needs.

Efforts to get a comment from MANEB proved futile as the body’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Simeon Maganga could not be reached.

In its analysis, MANA observed that the just ended JC and MSCE Exams were undertaken professionally with only a few anomalies being registered despite the teacher’s frustrations.

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