The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has threatened to take government to task over the failure to promote the welfare and needs of teachers in the country.
For a long time special needs teachers have been asking government to promote them but it has always given a deaf ear to the plea.
TUM general secretary Dennis Kalekeni said there is a need for government to promote the teachers who for so long have been asking for promotion.
“The special needs teachers made strives to upgrade their qualifications and had hopes that their competence will land them on a higher position but government has not done anything to look into their request,” said Kalekeni.
He further said that they are in discussions with government and if it does not promote them, they will take an unspecified action.
Kalekeni added that as TUM they are disappointed with the way government is handling the issue and they have followed all procedures to make sure that government does what they want but it is doing nothing.