Malawi govt. poverty: no allowances for College students for 6 months

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Malawi24 can confidently reveal that following the tough economic times that the country is going through, the Malawi government has been forced to default paying allowances to students in Teachers Colleges for a period of six months.

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Student teachers unpaid for six months in the field (Library)

Sources who spoke to Malawi24 on condition of anonymity confirmed that government has decided to lash out on students who are training to be teachers in the country’s Teacher Training Colleges.

“We have not been receiving our allowances for six months and it is very hard for us to survive in that situation, we do depend on that money so that we can meet our needs once we are sent for teaching practice in schools,” said a student from Blantyre Teachers College.

The student further called on government to speed up the process of disbursing the allowance arguing that the development is affecting their delivery of lessons and therefore impacting negatively on the education standards in the country.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) Manfred Ndovi told Malawi24 that government is yet to pay the teachers.

Manfred Ndovi

Manfred Ndovi says the Education Ministry is sorting the problem out.

“It’s true that it’s six months now that they haven’t got anything as allowance, actually I can say the problem at hand is funding. Most teaching colleges get less and they focus on the administration part side-lining the student allowances.

“Right now most colleges have not got any money from the government to be used for this month though we are going towards the end of the (financial) year. We have now engaged the treasury and we hope that that they will be paid shortly,” said Ndovi in an interview with Malawi24.

Meanwhile Malawi government is also yet to pay newly recruited Primary school teachers due to financial hiccups in the country.

The development comes at a time when government announced that it will be increasing learning hours in Primary School so as to improve the quality of education in the country.

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  1. Musamanvere mbuzi izi xul yake iti isakulandilayo unanvapo kuti nde tingamangokhale osapanga ma demo everymonth we are receivng that’s z applicabe to every university…ndinkaona ngati anthu amanama kuti malawi24 ndiyabodza apa ndakhulupilira am at universty myself mzuni for that matter we are receivng and others got up to k380 thousand for the two semesters at once..boma limapanga enawo not the intellectuals muzifufuza kaye bwizi tili pa nseu zikanakhala kuti we are not receivng upkeeps

    • they are talking about student teachers nawe. I have proof that these haven’t been paid for the past seven months ndiye ukulalata chani ngati wanzeru. mbuzi iwe kukamwa ngati bokho.

  2. increasing learning hours while u r not giving em allowances?,,,,how will they deliver and survive?,,, poor govt,,,, what this govt knows z killing albinos bas….stupid

  3. Bomal lakanika, akungozunza ma students bas, nde pano akut akalembera mayeso ku ma collage awo, tsono akuganiza kut transport atenga kut? Ntchto kukhutitsa mimba zawo bax,mnthumba mwawo muzazaza lit??? Kulira kwa mwana wa mphawi, mulowererepo AMBUYE….

  4. Nawe wa news nkhani ukutifofokozela ya ku college ukuyika zithunzi zaku primary zaku midzi . What’s rong with you ?

  5. wosakangomasaka ntchito yoti izikuthandizani bwanji. ntchito yauphuzisi ndi ntchito yoti ukayiyamba umazava uli wosaukabe chifukwa ilibe ndalama umangogwirira chakudyabasi.

    • Zoonadi Ndi Ntchito Yomvetsa Chisoni.Koma Aphunzitsi Atasiye Papezekanso Munthu Wophunzira Mtsogolo Muno.Boma Liwaganizire Ogwira Ntchito Ake Onse.

    • Man mukuganiza ku kupanda mphunzitsi anthu aziphuzila? komaso dziwani kuti anthu akupita ku uphuzitsi chifukwa chosowa ntchitoko osati kufuna,go kuma collegeko kulitu anthu okhoza bwino koma unima adawasiya pawokha sangathe kupita ku maprivate

    • @henry and p josua. ndizonadi pomwe mukunenelamo komano chopweteka ndichakuti uzigwira ntchito koma malibe chomwe chikusintha. bolani chikhala kuti aziphuzisi amawapasa ngongole kuti azipangako ka business kuti mwina moyo nkusintha koma ayi munthu wanayamba kugwila ntchito kalele koma koma kukaona chomwe chikuchitika pa moyo wake ayi ndithu ndi chileso.kuti wagule mipando yasofa kuchita kudya nyemba mowirikiza kuli kusungila ndalama kuti ikwane. mmmmm chopweteka china ndichakuti xool fees simomwe zikukwelela ku ma secondary koma kayambeni ntchitoyo ayi ndithu ndi tchimo. sibwino kusangalasa boma koma kuziganizila mavuto ndichifukwa chake muphuzisi salemekezedwa chifukwa kamba ka ndalama yomwe akulandila

    • KUMAYANKHULA NGATI TONSE TADUTSA MWA APHUNZITSI MUKUWANYOZAWA. MWINA NDIWE LOVA OTHERATU APA. IYA!!!!!!! GEORGE BANDA, SAMALA POYANKHULA M’BALE

    • kkkkkk wagwanayo kudusa momo sikugona momo chonthu ngati sichikupindula amachitaya ndiye ngati iwe chifundo zakunyasa imwa doom. chifukwa uphuzisi ndintchito yosatukuka .kufuna kugula chinthu chodula nkhawa biiii wagwa nayo

    • choka apa sungandiwopyezesondikubwelezaso uphuzisi sintchito yoyikakamila uva ndi umphawi bwanawe.ngati ukugomela uphuzisi iyaaa bola kumakalima kusiyana ndikumadya choko chopanda phindu iwe @chifundo ngati zakunyasa siya peza zochita zinao

    • Though the salary is not that much,,, it’s far more better than to be somebody’s house help in SA just in the name of money,,,,.uve to change ur mindset vuto lothawa xukulutu iri,,.. Hey hey we are so proud to be teachers(noble profession for that matter)

  6. Boma livomere kuti thingz are not ok koma kuba basi amaudindowo kufuna zawo zokha ziziyenda mudzayaluka nazo tsiku ndilimodzi.Apatseni ma student ma allowance awo.

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