Authorities of Zomba Islamic High School were engaged in quarrelled over money which was donated by President Bingu wa Mutharika.
On Friday the 17th February, Rev. Dr. Billy Gama, a presidential advisor of religious affairs, went to Zomba Islamic High School as a visit made in response to an appeal made by the Chairman of Muslim Association of Malawi, Sheik Idruss Muhammed, to President Bingu wa Mutharika over the problems the institution is encountering.
The principal of the school, Jafaar Wyson along with the MAM Chairman, secretary General and Director of Finance explained that the school was established in 1990 with the aim of providing education access to the impoverished Malawian students.
however lamented that the school is struggling to pay the city rates of about K 8 million which and have received a warning of closure from the city authorities.
In addition to that problem, the school is said to face challenges due to lack of science labs, fence and library.
The Presidential advisor on religious affairs assured that President Mutharika will bail the school from its problems because of “good relation that is existing between MAM and the government.”
He then produced K50, 000.00 as a gift from the President to be used as a starter pack at the school.
However, the money sparked disagreements between the school management and the staff because it was just shared by the Principal of the school and the Director of Finance the same day.
One of the teachers who sought anonymity explained that this is the tendency which is making the school face a number of problems because the management is misusing resources for personal gains.
Another group of staff have threatened to go on strike since they don’t how the Principal of the school could manage to buy a car and then be servicing it with fuel on daily basis yet workers are getting meagre salaries.