Tear gas spread at Malawi school pupils’ protest over teachers sit-in

Malawi Police at Madisi have teargassed learners who went violent, stoning and damaging vehicles as they marched to Mponela to meet education authorities over their failure to attend classes because of the ongoing strike by their teachers.

Teachers across the country are on industrial strike aimed at forcing government to pay December salaries especially to teachers who were removed from the payroll for failure to submit their National ID cards.

The police have managed to disperse the learners from primary schools around Madisi who have broken vehicle windscreens on the M1 busy road.

Police say no arrests made so far.

The learners from Madisi in Dowa were marching to Mponela to express their outrage that their teachers have not been paid their December salaries, a situation that is disrupting lessons because the teachers are staging a sit in.

Similar protests by learners and students have been held in other parts of the country.

Ministryof Education principal secretary is upbeat all teachers would have received their December salary by Tuesday.

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Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

The time these teachers are wasting on organising these national wide strikes why not use that time to go and submit their national IDs to make sure that they get paid on time this month and help the govt to deal with the ghost workers issue on the other hand? Let us not always resort to strikes as a weapon to force govt into submission to meet our demands, let’s first understand what the govt is trying to achieve whether it is in our own interest or not…….the ghost workers issues has been going on for a very long time… Read more »

Bolingo
Bolingo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

When you are a cadet you cannot see where the problem is. You think all these people not paid are fools iwe ndeukudziwa kuti sanapereke ma ID. how many times does one present the same ID to the same authority to be recognized having submitted the same?

Strikes from every sector of our society will continue until sleeping nyapapi wakes up.

mpanda
mpanda
1 year ago

Ziliko ku Malawi

Kumzy kumzy
Kumzy kumzy
1 year ago

Mtambo generation

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