Teachers are mad at TUM; accuse them of being bribed

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The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has come under fire for cancelling the sit-in only days after it was announced that teachers in the country would not be delivering lessons following the failure by government to respect their welfare.

TUM yesterday announced through a Press Conference that following its meeting with government and in reaction to the decision by pupils to take to the streets in protest for not attending classes, they were calling off the sit-in.

However, a survey by Malawi24 has revealed that teachers are unhappy with the decision by TUM to call off the sit-in.

“How many times has government been promising to address our grievances and how many times have they been addressed?” asked a disgruntled teacher from Mwanza.

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Angry.. (Library)

Another teacher from Lilongwe described TUM as a compromised group that had lost its mandate to represent teachers.

“They have been bribed and they are not representatives of teachers anymore,” said the teacher who opted for anonymity.

In the Facebook group for teachers in Malawi, Teachers Tikambe Forum, teachers have also complained against the decision by TUM to suspend the sit-in.

“Teachers let us converge at TUM offices to force Kalekeni to step down,” said one person indicating that they were not in agreement with the decision by TUM which was announced by the TUM General Secretary, Dennis Kalekeni.

Kalekeni said in cancelling the sit-in that they were simply suspending the sit-in as government had expressed commitment to addressing their concerns.

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  1. DENES KALEKENI is astupid man.akufuna kumagwiritsira tchito aziphuzitsi pofuna kusaka chithandizo chawo then atawapatsa dzindramazo aziuza aziphuzitsi kt mawa m’kalasi.zopusa basi

  2. TUMU is an honest bunch of traitors and a waste of space in particular. Once fed with Government scones, the leadership throws in the towel. Why betraying your boses? Teachers are the Bwanas of The Union not these birdbrained so called leaders. We don’t need these cowards on those seats. They’re good for nothing other than blotting their bellies with our peanut salary deductions.

  3. Nanunso A TUM Next Time U Need To Polish Up Ur Mfundo.Muzaikemo Increament,ma Lg Ndi Salary Delays Muzaona U Wl Be Supported.But Poor Mfundo Like U Did, Izamwa Madzi.

  4. The problem with TUM Is that the whole union is dominated with old timers that’s why they don’t think properly and they’re money hungry too

  5. A TUM akupusisani, tchito simunalebedwe ndi TUM, akakuchosani or suspending u TUM will never help u. Muzikavutika ndi mabanja anu a TUM akudya makomo mwao. Teachers wake up dot b mislead by TUM.

  6. Ine I was once a teacher koma nditazindikira kuti field imeneyi ndiyofunika anthu omwe alibe zochita za tsogolo ndinaibanduka fast. Inu amphunzitsi ngat muli madolo pezani zina zopanga bola osamaphunzitsa ana ufiti kapena kupeza wrks yotsegula ku manda

    • #greart Cj..kodi bwanji ngati mulibe choti mukhoza kunena kungokhala!!! kwanuko kulibe amapita ku xul? broken language ukulemba apayi sichifukwaso chothawa xul komweko? kuganiza kopusa!!! ukuwona ngati ukulemba muchimbudzi chakwanu. eeti? ur on facebook bro!!!

    • unkamphunzitsa ku private za mmakonde amashopuzi ndiye eni ake atatseka udakanika kupeza ina chifukwa choperwera mamphunziro kwako .you are not fit to be t a teacher .boma silimayang’ana aphunzitsa kumisika yogulitsa zovala , mdyomba .

    • unkamphunzitsa ku private zakwanu mmakonde amashopuzi ndiye enigmatic ake atatseka udakanika kupeza inakukulirani chifukwa choperwera mamphunziro kwako .you are not fit to be t a teacher .

    • unkamphunzitsa ku private zakwanu mmakonde amashopuzi ndiye enigmatic ake atatseka udakanika kupeza inakukulirani chifukwa choperwera mamphunziro kwako .you are not fit to be t a teacher .

    • unkamphunzitsa ku private zakwanu mmakonde amashopuzi ndiye enigmatic ake atatseka udakanika kupeza inakukulirani chifukwa choperwera mamphunziro kwako .you are not fit to be t a teacher .

    • Komadi chilungamo chimawawa heavy. Nonsenu apa mukuti mfwe mfwe mfwe kukwiya coz ndathuzula chilungamo… Ngati alipo mphuzitsi yemwe the so called salaries ijampangirapo generate ma asset a half million aimike mkono mmwamba and I’ll double his/her assets. Ambilinu mukupulumukira ti ma xool fund + Mary’s meals phala otherwise tingongole ta bonya ndi machesi ti phwiii kunkhongo kwanu

    • You are right #chulu on one side of your story. Ndinathawiradi pa windo koma sindili ngat iwe oti ukuaona a PEA nje nje nje kunjenjemera. Koma scheme unamaliza kulemba?? LP ndi checklist ulinazo?? Paja ndiwe wa IPTE chani?? kapena ndiwe wa ODL..??? Ife tinanali ma khang’a a MASTEP dzaka zimenezo

    • #CJ u r jst showing ur stupidity and ignolance here,am not a teacher but I Like Teachers Due To Their Great Work And Mostly I Like My Primary Teachers Bcoz Ndi Nthaw Yomwe Mwana Can Go Astry And Now U Beang A Mitep Or Whatever Has Shown That You Are Uneducative Bcoz These Group Of Teachers Had JC As Their Qrfction.But I Buy Ur Idea Yoti Zoti Ku Malawi Teachers Suffers Alot,kma Osamanyoza Zikusonyeza Kut Zimakuwawa Pot Udaithawa Smewhre U Regrate

    • Mbuzi iyi know nothing , yeap we dont know mwina uli ndi gas heavy koma wizdom ulibeeeeeeee u r just like chix( imean tinkhuku tating’ono galu iwe) cndikudziwa y u r talkin bad about tchaz and yet ur syn u wr once……….(chipunganu chaumalilo) winusye kumatanga kwako) thk b4B-) uact, any time u can loose w@ uhave GOD sichitsiru poti anakuyika pamene uli ayi ¤ #Ok g9& swt drms andalama

    • Brainless primary teachers, why hating the truth?? Muzafa mudakali ma civil slaves choncho if you don’t think well. The prob is ndalama za ma part time, sch fund + Mary’s meals zapanga block ti ma ear drum tanu as such simungamve even munthu atakuuzani chithu chamzeru maka. Kakamilani yokuphwa matayalayo tione ngat wina agule even ka Nissan March

  7. Umbamva, chinyengo mchmene chagona mwaTUM, SINDWAKHULUPILIRA AGALU AMENEWA, AMATERO TYM ZONSE MMATUMBA MWAWO MUKACHEPEKEDEWA, CALLING NOSENSE SIT IN OR DEMOSTRATIONS THAT ALWAYS END WTHOUT ARESULT.