Malawi Muslims against increasing school hours

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The Muslim Association of Malawi has expressed discontent over government’s decision the government made to extend learning hours in the country’s primary schools.

When announcing the extension in June, the ministry of education, science and technology expressed hope that the new learning hours will help schools to finish the syllabus in time.

But General Secretary for MAM Sheik Dinala Chabulika said extending hours is not a good way of finishing the syllabus.

He said there is a problem of hunger in the country so keeping a child from morning to the afternoon will render the child hungry and tired hence would not understand what the teach is teaching.

Malawi Primary school“I don’t think extending time for learning will  do any good to the country’s education because keeping a child in school for a long time will make the child not to understand what is being taught and also considering the hunger situation in the country,” said Chabulika.

He added that the ministry of education should have consulted the organisation before instituting the extension.

However, some quarters hailed the ministry for the move saying this will improve education standards in the country.

The adjustment which is effective September 1 will see Standard 1 students knocking off at 12:00 from 10:40 on the current timetable.

Standards 2, 3 and 4 learners will now be knocking off at 13:50 from 12:30 while senior classes of standard 5 up to 8 are now to be closing doors of their classrooms at 14:30.

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  1. Is this improving education or worsening things??? You should have looked first at 1;sallary 2:houses 3holidays 4 examination period5:promotions 6consult teachers first etc then education should have been better!!!!!

  2. Kusafinidwa boloyo yofunika idulidwe ndi mpeni, .. Nangati inu ophunzila bwanji tikumangosaukilabe anthu ophunzila alipo ..plz don’t be against wth Muslims people ,stupit guys fuck guy ,…u make me be angry about it .Ukalimbikilatso kunyaZa tiyamba ngondo ya ziBagela komaso ndikwatila mayi anu …forsek poor country Mnyamako!

  3. Asasinthe nthawi chifukwa ana aku muzi nthawi zambiri po pita ku sukulu asamadya chakudya …boma la malawi silasilamo .ndi la wose amalawi …

  4. No no no this is over,muziganidzila anthu osauka mukamapanga mapulani ano.Ine m’mene ndimaiziwila njala apatu sizili bwino, chepetsani nthawi kuti zikomere onse.

  5. mmm zomvesa chisoni akazabwera msogoleli wina, azangoika 7:30, koma ine ndikudabwa kuti ena onse akuziti ndi ophunzila bwinowa ankaweluka 1:30, koma lelo bwanji sakudabwapo kanthu?

  6. Mwana wangakhala nokulwa kufuma mlenji mpaka 2:30?ipo waphikenge pa sukulu, vipangiskengeso wana kuleka sukulu, olo kugwentha suikulu, wapapi wangafiska kupereka chakulwa kumwana zuwanazuwa? Its better bording school,

  7. Anawa njara abare..nthawi izikhara yomwe amawerukira basi..kodi akuyambisa ndani zimenezi? Nkhope zokwinyikazo ngati chikodiyoni

  8. A teacher is his own master and supervisor.He Decides what happens in the classroom.Extending learning time is immaterial if the teacher is not a consenting party.In simple terms,you can force a teacher into a classroom but what happens there is solely up to the teacher.

  9. Vuto la ku Malawi anthu amaudindo amangofuna ndalama basi, akamapanga ziganizo azifusa aphuzitsi eni ake bcoz ndiwo anaphuzila za ubongo wamwana, mistake ina ndiyakuti omwe anapanga extend time si ministry of education ndi ministry of labour, subject imakhala ndi number of period per wk, ndiye panafunika kusintha syllabus yose osati time yokha

  10. Ndaonadi ambiri mupereka ma comment ur not teachers, ask teachers amene amakhala ndi ana. Its not about food, or empty stomache what u hav to kno ana amasiku ano anapatsidwa ufulu 100% and amayamba kuthawira cha ma 10.00am ikamafika 12 pm mu class mumasala ana ochepa ndukhulupirira kumafika cha mma 2pm mu class muzikhala aphunzitsi okha i think ministry iwathandize aphunzitsi mmene angasungire anawa mpaka 2pm vuto ndi ufulu

  11. Nthawi yachuluka momwe inaliri kalendimommo, mukatengela ndale mangani yanu ndiye muike nrhawi imenei, osamasokoneza munthu wina akamalamulira. Achipembezo ambiri sali pautumiki wamulungu komakufuna dziko liwatame mukufunanso aonongenthawi ndizinthu zazi,kambani zanjala monga azipembezo kuti anthu atumikile mulungu osati mzeru zodonthazi

  12. ayambe kuonjeza malipiro a mphunzitsi ndipamene apange zanthawizo. Ndiboma lomweli likumanena kt aphunzitsi apeze zochita zina kt asamangodalira salary, ndiye ma business akapanga nthawi yanji? Shame to government!!!!!!

  13. mmmm guys mudathamangitsa azungu chifukwa cha ukapolo, bt mmmmm mudakali muukapolo zangosiyana kuti uwu ndiwa anthu akuda.mudzatseguka liti? president angokutembenuzani mmose mudayambila mudzadzuka liti tulo tosathato? inu mwana wa primary akayambe class mmawa mpaka 2:30? adabwela wina akuti 3term per year, wina wasitha 4term.tonse timkalowa mmawa kusiyana mawelukidwe winaakuti ayi koma mayambidwenso asiyane aaaah Malawi adakomela ana amabwana osauka ndi akapolo adziko okhalira kutembenuzidwa

  14. kodi chimene chipangitsa anthuwa kuonjezera nthawi ndichiyani poti nthawi yomweyi kalelo maphunziro anali abwino kusiyana ndi pano…nde mundiuza kuti vuto ndi nthawi???pezani njira ina yokhwimitsira maphunziro osati kuonjezera nthawi…thats primary xool and nt sec xool where there’s teatime& lunch time…is nt easy 4 the parents 2giv children money 4food in lunch time..think twce man…..sichamzeru kulimbana ndi asilamu mmalo moyimvetsetsa mfundoyi ngati ili bwino

  15. Midyomba mwayambapo? Mwana wa sitandade wani afike half two amvapo chani? Ngati mukufuna mungosegula ma school kuti mwinanso mudzivala mikanjo.

    • It is a question of the curriculum, I hope it is properly blended to be exciting. I believe children shouldn’t have a lot of free time to avoid indulging in bad behaviour.

    • Yes, sports should be part of the curriculum. In our days, we had physical education (P/E). It can keep our children busy at least. I hope Mustafa Kanfosi you buy the idea of class extension.

    • To those who were once be a teacher and is in a group of decision makers can oppose this policy unless there is food (eg mphala) and the like.think of remote areas where most of school children do not take breakfast and walk such long distances to school { I think the policy has come in without consulting people on the ground. We are in democracy where powers is given to the people.let us open eyes and see the progress of the policy) end of court.

  16. DZIKO lathu la MALAWI likumatukwanika mmayikomu chifukwa cha anthu amenewa akudana ndimaphunzirowa, tikumanenedwa kuti a MALAWI ndimbuli chifukwa cha iwowa.

  17. Though the arguments given by MAM,somehow make sense, but they are not enough to institute a deterrence! The country at large is in deep crisis, regarding the status of the current education system. Massive dropouts start right from primary level because of numerous problems.
    I think the government, by introducing this system,is heading into a positive direction!
    And we should all rally behind it for a better education for our children!

  18. Okonda maphuzilo saganiza zakudya koma mwana azolowere kugwila ma bukhu not kudya. Ndimaona ngati kuma kalasi okulu 5, 6, 7, ndi 8 ochoka kutali muwadela nkhawa zokafika kutada koma zifukwa zakambidwa pano ndizaziiiiii. Osusuka mwana adzazolowela sinkhani imeneyo tadutsamo muzokhoma ife. Maphuzilo kafuseni ku Zimbabwe, mwana 6: 30 am walowa class up to 5: 00 PM ndie mukaone English-speaking imatuluka mwana otero. Nonsense

  19. Those That Implemented This Timetable Did Not Think Of Other Schools That Do Not Provide There Learners With Phala Soya. Maybe They Do Not Know That These Days Learners Are Well Equiped With Rights That Put The Margin Btwn Them And The Tchers On Laws.

  20. We will see if this gonna work.Let me remind the govt that we(teachers) work as we earn.What a burden to a heavily taxed malawian teacher and learners are exception, as they come to xool on an empty stomache.

  21. Nchithu chimodzi chimene Boma lanthu liyenela kudziwa nchakuti ana ena amachokela madela atali atali ,otalikilana ndima school amene akuphudzira,ndiye kuwonjezela thawi m’malo mwa 12 noon kufika pa 230 pm kutha kuyika moyo wa ana pachiswe dzko lanthu likuwopya ana azifika thawi yabwino pakhomo.boma lisaiwale ana ambiri amayenda wapansi .

  22. I support muslims coz our teachers are recieving peanuts yet vice president told them that they earn changes but as of now lncreament k9000 but tax k11000 and time to knock off 2:30 mr chirima how do u feel when u promise things dat u do,nt have becareful coz God is watching us and also hearing our cry

  23. I support the muslim.ana akugona ndi njala mmamizimu ndiye how can a std 1 pupal from a poor family stay up to that time without food.and maziphunzisiwo akalemba nthawi yanji zophunzisa mawa.like pano boma likulephela kulemba maziphunzisi because of funds aaaaa ndiye one teacher to teach up to 2:30 plus?

  24. Ena amapita ku xul osadya kalikonse, ndye akwanitsa kukhala ku xul kuchokera 07:30 to 12:30. Osadya? Kapena azipereka nsima?

  25. 100% true do u think a 10year old std 5 child can stay frm 7:30~02:30 wthout food? mind u 90% ya ana akumalawi sakudya mmawa akamapita ku xul coz of untold umphawi ndiye akhale mpaka 2:30 osadya? m phuzitsi amayenda 5km to xul ndiye akhale mpaka 2:30 osadya coz palibe lunch break ndie aphuzitsa effectively OR a tcha is like a camel,amasunga food mkati/pamsana., Godfrey Maonekedwe Chitsa Chikumbutso Maonekedwe Ethel Maonekedwe Juliet Maonekedwe Christina Maonekedwe Precious Maonekedwe Moses Chimutu Chintowe Akusensio Mart Leo Bowa Mbewe Leslie M’Ngoni Ruth Majamanda Sichone Madalitso Yohane Bafuwelo Abdul Mbwana Kettie Zimba Alex Chimdima Thokozani Madondolo Austin Kholongo Georgina Kawaye Chimbwabwa Edward Kamphongwe

  26. I hate anyone who is called muslim.These people are like witchweed to any nation they are found and it doesn’t surprise even a single soul to hear that Angola has opted to demolish all mosques in that country,kudos Angola.Govt has made the right decision cause this will instill hardworking both to the teachers and the children as well

  27. Learning cannot be stopped by Muslims. Let them be given freedom to leave if they wish to do so. Our education will be defined by standards and not Islamic sharia

  28. This is what I learnt from madrassa. In 7th 13th centuary Muslims introduced and inverted the present arithmetic decimal
    Systems Muslims also introduce a zero . Arabic numerals. Some of the Muslims mathematicians were Muhammad mossa, al khwarizm the one introduced algebra.many Europeans travelled to Muslim countries like Iraq and Africa like Mali where the great Manda musa built the Islamic university in Timbuktu that versify was more advanced than any university in europe ndi kumati asilam osaphunzira aslam we do all the research from Quran amalawi ambiri film kutali ndi maphunziro Allah akuwonjezereni knowledge

  29. As much as i know this government sangasinthe decision yomwe apanga becoz of muslims. Ngati akufuna asilamu angomanga school zawo ana awo aziphunzira nkumaweruka nthawi imene akufuna.

    • MUKUNENA ZOONA2 AMWENE , CHIFUKWA KUMASUKULUKU ASILAMU AMAKHALA NGATI AKUZAPANGA ZINTHU ZOTI SIZAWO , KOMASO AZINEBA AINE NDI ASILAMU , KHOMO LILILOSE MMBALE WAO ALI KU JONI, KOMASO ALIESE ALI ND MACHINI OSOKERA, SINDINGAFUNESO UMBONI WINA PAMENEPA , ANTHUWA SUKULU SIYAO, ANGOTILEKERA TIZIYIPHUNZIRA BWINOBWINO ENAFE.

    • Kwathu ku Nkhotakota asilamu wokonda school ngambiri zedi. Alibenso makina osokera mukunenewo. Nkuona tili ndi mabwana omwe ndi achisilamu ochitanso bwino pa school monga Dr. Cassim Chilumpha, Fahad Assan sc, commissioner Bob Mtekama, Silvester Ayuba James, ndi ena ambiri. Ndie mukamati a silamu sakonda school, ine ndikutsutsa. Mwina mukusokeza ndi ayawo. Komanso inu mukunyoza anzanu kuti ndioasaphunzira chosecho nanunso school idakubvutanipo. Mwaphunzira kufika pati inuyo? Aniva waku Nsanje uja ndi msilamu kodi? Amene akupita ku Jons ndi asilamu wokha wokha? Amene akusoka ndi asilamu wokha wokha? Pepani school sidakupindulireni wawa.

  30. Kumeneko ndikupepera nthawi ya Dr H Kamuzu Banda,Dr B Muluzi ana amaphunzira bwanji?zoonjezera nthawizi zithamdiza chani.Nkhani ndiyakuti mukulimbana ndi chinachake,koma chomwe angaziwe anganya amenewa ndi chakuti akamalimbana ndi chomwe akulimbana nachocho ndipomwe amachipangisa kiti chipite patsogolo

  31. Kwathu xul zili kutali mot aphwa2 ena analephera nazo xul kamba kotalika mtunda kmanso amachoka osadya ndkumafkanso kunyumba mochedwa :::taganizan muli inu ::: lero mukt mwaonjeranso nthawi chonsecho tnamva kt maphunzirowa alibe mphamvu iliyonse kuno ku Malawi::: mmmm ife timadikiratu kut muchepetsa zaka zot anawa azikhala pa pulayimale poganizira kt maphunzirowa alibe phindu lenileni:::: #Dandaulo aganiziren ana athu kuno ku Malawi taganizan mukubweza ana athu azaka 5 kut sakuyenera kuyamba xul kma 6yrs nanga mukaphatikiza zaka 8 zokhala pa pulayimale ilibe kale phinduyi mwanayu akhala ali pat? Ndiye hybrid alimasiku anoyu szukukuopsan anzeru inu? Tmamva kt maganizo amenewa mumaatenga kwa azungu kod kwaoko amachedwa nayo xul chonch? Tganiziren kuno kumudzi::: ndikhulupilira inunso ndi a Malawi amene mukusintha znthu kuundunako

  32. Its nt abt asilamu apa phindu lake sindikuliona mwana wa std 1 aweluke 2 fodya basi ngati ulibe nzelu ulibe basi dziko layipa tingogulitsa bwanji

  33. Musazidandaule zitha izi Mulungu akangosintha ulamuliro.Misozi yotuluka mmaso mwa munthu osowa imabweretsa zowawa kwa odandaulidwa.Mulungu sangalole tikhale mmasauso aku iguputo kunyumba ya Farao kachiwir.

  34. Musamati Achawa koma muziti Asilamu, chifukwa sionse Achawa amene ali Asilamu. Ngati simudziwa Achawa ndi mtunda wa anthu osati chipembezo. Apa nkhani ndi ya Asilamu osati Achawa. chonde tilemekezekeni ife Achawa ngati mitundu ina yonse ya dziko lapansi pano

  35. Muslims i support them totally because spendindi more time at xool its not the way of improving educatin rather 100% Education killing theory they have introduced in. They dnt know what is teaching and learning matters, teachers have to have preps for the next day’s lesson and many to do about their duty . Muslim should go ahead with this point

  36. Ku Nsanje kwathu kuno kuyambira kale nthawi yotsiriza kuweruka ndi 12:00 coz kumatentha heavy moti nthawi ikamati 11:30 ana onse amakhala atavula malaya ndie 2:30 yanuyi anawa sazavula makabudula?

  37. Asaaa anthu mulibe ulesi et. Ua busy complaing period awonjenzera imodzi yokhayooo? Haaaai. Let them teach their kids Ku Madras’s just as Christians do.
    Ndipo ndakondwera nazo
    #happieproudTeacher

  38. Kod mumadrasi mumaphunsirako chani ku south africa ayawo amalephera kuyankhula chizungu anangoshosedwa ntchito cz sanapite kuschool ankalimbikila kupita ku madrasih kukaphuzira chi arebek mmalo mwa chizungu

  39. I’ll ndi vuto lamakafir mumalimbana ndi chisilamu zinthu zambiri anayambitsa ndi aslam algebra adayambitsa ndani the numeral chemistry inuyo chifukwa sukulu yanu sinapite pàtali thats why simuziwa zambiri

  40. Either I didn’t went to teachers training but I still remember the way I gotten tired in my junior classes, that is not the way of improving education yet those teachers sometimes they just play in the office and their lesson is in, so how they can finish the syllabus in time? We are farmers kummawaku timalima ndi mphamvu but if time rises closer to noon, how tired we are? So just imagine the one who seated at one place for a couple of time, they gonna feel like how? Definitely exhausted arising too. Plenty please can you improve education in other way?????

    • Kodi mumaona ngati asilamu ndi osaphumzila? Kapena zimakuvutani kusiyanisa achiyao ndi asilamu Ine ndi wachisilamu koma ndiophunzila mwina kuposa iweyo nde umbuli uli pati mumaona ngati ukhakhala christu nde kuti ndiwophumzila ,mpingo ndi wina kuphunzilanso ndi story zina

  41. Kutalika kwa nthawi sikungasinthe kanthu,vuto ndilakuti mumatenga anthu omwe analephera mayeso kuti akhale aphunzitsi aku primary ndiye maphunziro angapite pasogolo?wakhungu sangasogolere wakhungu mzake mapeto ake onse akagwera m’dzeje.

  42. I agree with them Muslims,..that aint a gud by thy Gvt,,,that wont even improve the quality ov education….increasin learnin hours yet teachers xposd to the sem condtions…poor houses,peanut salaries n so on…ayambe kaye kuika aziphunztsi on frst priority,,,i dnt thnk the gvt knows the value ov primary teachers…frankly speakin primary teachers work much hardr,,mmene avutila ana muja koma boma sizimalikhudza!!!

  43. b4 z came up wf such development z govt shud ‘ve consulted pple if its gud idea 2 increase z periods,now z just do it,most of primary skol teachers dnt stay around skol yard so knoking off around 2.30pm zen walk back home 2late,writting lesson plans 4 next day wont b easy evn some of pupils in rurals areas travels 50km to nd 4m,zat means evn learners ‘ll b tired daily,’ll z pay attention next day lessons?some ll just absent zmselves

  44. Anthu ena mmayankhula ngati mutu mulibe. Mwana wa primary kumukhazika ku school nthawi yaitali sikupititsa maphunziro patsogolo funsani omwe anapanga za uphunzitsi

  45. its not only muslims who r not supporting this motive ask us teachers who r suppossed to impart d knowledge w also hate that plan without considering us its been implemented.

  46. nice move an increase in xul hrs wuld smthng to the learners. This wl kip them buzy in the xul environment hence enough tym for maximising their potential

    • azingosewerako anawa think of a class wt one tr against 180 lnrs teaching 9 subjects a tr cycling 24km.ana aja aonongeka basi kaya boma ilooooooo

    • Think of time for the teachers to take care of their families and time for them to prepare for the next day’s lessons(they are supposed to write lessons plan almost every day) also think of distance both teachers and learners travel to school(they commute from different distances some of them even far the where school is located), now think again of this, after having their working hours increased are their salaries also increased to match up the working hours? DONT BE AN EDUCATED IDIOT lets respect our teachers because they are the one building our future.

    • Teaching and learning demand full concentration from both the teacher and learners,it’s not a matter of staying for many hours within the four walls of a school block.Most of the learners in Malawi go to school without proper feeding or even on empty stomaches.And we expect such learners to be in class from 7:30am to 2:30pm with full concentration,doubtiful.Let us be honest with ourselves,this move taken by this deaf government won’t improve the education standards of the poor Malawian children.

    • Think of those poor in villages going to school without anything in thr stomach….bwana mukunamatu.i stay in Zomba and kuli school inayake standard one pupils walking about 8kms to school ndiye aziweluka 2:30?mwina kuli bwino aziwapasa ma assignment kuti after classes anawa azikakhala ndi chochita mazulo and parents should sign akalemba mwanayi assignment.

    • Mbuzi za atsogolori zimenezo anthu ambiri mmalawi muno amakhala kumudzi ana amapita kuxool no fud why kiping dem from 7-2? malawi wa matchona ameneyo work as u earn plz

    • Primo, learners are different intellectually,therefore, increasing learning hours does not mean that they will learn more.Ask qualified teachers or student teachers, they will help you to understand when you will look at the elements of child development especially intellectual development.

  47. am x primary teacher,I ‘ve bn in govt for 10 yrs,I dnt agree e.g. wat z govt hs done,increase no of periods ‘ll b disastrous,teachers stop teaching around 12pm z rest of periods chatting or evn go home leaving pupils copying down notes,had it z increased zea salaies may it would ‘ve worked,lets wait nd c

  48. hahaha zinyozani asilamu pankhaniyi am proud to b one and a teacher too come 2020 investigate if d learning standards have improved kuonjezera nthawi its just wasting it in another way we work as we earn no one wud travel 24km to implement programmes no lunch n knock off at dat tym pokafika kunyumba at 7pm n plan tomorrows lessons n realias.just improve d working conditions lyk housing…. pay….proper enviroment within two months they will b change teachers hurry to attend business to meet ends

  49. Asilamu zachamba ayii..!! School first, mzikiti mtsogolo nthawi ikazapexeka..!! Ena asilamu mumadya nkhumba koma simumazionetsera bwanjii..!!?! Usiru wanuwooo

  50. Mukufuna adziphunzila 2 hrs kwinaku adzipita Ku jando or adzipita Ku madrassa mudzikawaphunzitsa zama bomba zanuzo……takana izo

  51. Am agree wth the government decision on tym increase becouse learners were having more time to ay in the afternoon instead of education.this will develop primary education