Teachers accused of ignoring day students, preferring night students


Education authorities in the southern region have expressed concern over lack of seriousness among teachers when teaching students at day secondary school as compared to those in night schools.

Education Manager for South East Education Division McGregory Alufandika raised the concern over the weekend.

Mzimba Secondary School

Segregations at secondary schools like these ones. (Library Image)

Alufandika said the conduct is affecting the performance of students in the day secondary schools.

He explained that the ministry of education introduced open schools in order to address the challenge of limited number of secondary schools in the country hence the teachers need to show up for classes at both schools.

Alufandika advised teachers in the region to take notice of the issue and to change their conduct.

He said that officials at the division will be checking if the teachers will be following on what has been communicated to them.

Classes in day secondary schools start from 7:30 and ends at 1:30 while in open secondary schools classes begin from 2:30 and students knock off at 5:30.

Teachers who teach at day secondary schools also teach students at open secondary schools.



  1. Do not blame teachers but yourself for poor policies and illtreatment of teachers.

    1.Teachers are poorly paid and not in time.
    2. If they have an issue with the office they have to travel to the DEMs office which sends the to division which sends them to the ministry headquarter without even an allowance. If there are documents to be filled they have to go to private printing offices which are linked with the offices to have them photocopied. Paying for them, if they can not appear in person their issues are never addressed. How long has the areas issue taken, how about deserving promotions? They just turn out to be campaign tools. Many officers are just sleeping in offices.

    3. The fact that night schools have been sructured in a way that they pay the teacher pompopompo is another tempting factor for teachers. Let night school fees go to government coffers and pay teachers handsomely.

    4. There is the so called partime teaching in primary schools. Teachers engaged coerce pupils to attend part time teaching . These teachers tell pupils that what they teach during part time is what will come during exams. Some work hard during part time for pompopompo payment. You have termed this animal. Gone are the days a teacher could arrange remedial lessons for his/ her pupils.

    You therefore need to address the real causes before you condemn and criticise teachers. Good day.

  2. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk inu mukamapanga ma deal kuntchito kwanuko ife timalowerera? Ndiye bwanji inu mukulowerera field yathu? Leave us alone

  3. how will they concetrate when the government delays their salaries? go on teachers, u have families, relatives n friends who wants ut help…

  4. what the EDM said is not true and cannot be true because every school has a that states..if a teacher did not show up in the morning classes that tcher has no access in the open school

  5. The Isue Iz Ve Gvnt Shud Jst Add Teachers In Sec.Xool Coz Ve Introduction Of ODL is for those who want 2 upgrade,not std8 pupil who faild exams.

  6. Ana ambiri a ku naiti ndiobwereza kusiyana ndi akude. Being repeaters amakhala anzeruko ndi omvesa zinthu musanga kusiyana ndi ma first timers at day school osati nkhani yake ndi yamalipiro chfukwa malipiro mbali zonse ndi oyifaifa. Ku night kukukoma pophunzitsa ngakhale utadwala chifuwa uphunzitsabe.

  7. iblame the government for introducing night classes,maphunziro alowa pansi chifukwa cha ma night classes in many ways iwill just mention few ov them,1 ana oti alephera mayeso a std 8 akuloledwa kukayamba secondary school in the name ov night classes,does it make any sense?? can we expect something gud from such achild???? 2-m’phunzitsi akukhala ali pa class almost the whole day,mmawa aphunzitse ana mpaka half one pm and from 2 oclock to sunset,do u expect such a teacher kuphunzitsa zolongosoka??? its better to abolish night classes or alembe ntchito aphunzitsi ena omwe adziphunzitsa manyaka anight classes

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  9. It is not that a reason to say a teacher works more harder at night schools than in day schools, but we must say our Malawian teachers are underpaid and illtreated by its main employer Malawi government through it subsidiary department Ministry of Education science and Technology, MoEST.
    So our beloved teachers tend to find themselves an additional funding so that they also standardize their family daily lives. What normally is forgotten is that teaching careers in Malawi is termed at owners risk, and a career which transports and filtrate ignorance from intellects and these teachers a the pioneers to witness someone’s future from right at the beginning until that person becomes a president who in most cases mistreat hos or her former teachers. Let the night school teaching continue be a nice one and if those in days feels they are not getting the right stuff, let the abscond classes at Day and join night schools.

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  11. That is bcoz the govt. is lackng knowledge.Of all the ministries,ministry of education with its employees work tooth and nail,receivng peanuts.I urge the regime to take serious measures on that.s

  12. in 2ru speaking its because they want extra money on their salaries,teacher r concidered as low grade which is bad,government must do something

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