Govt fires teachers

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About 13 primary school teachers from 7 schools in Chikwawa district have been fired for absconding work.

Chikwawa District Education Manager,Mrs Chrissie Chimsale,has confirmed the development when speaking with Malawi24 in an interview.

According to Mrs Chimsale,the office of education in the district has been receiving reports of teachers not reporting for duties which she pointed out to be one of the factors derailing education standards in Chikwawa.

Chimsale further said it has come to their knowledge that some teachers are not adhering to their working conditions to the extent that they are choosing to stay at home instead of providing education to learners.

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Teachers asked to be committed. (Library)

The manager added, “I still do not understand why these teachers are behaving this way. But we should have the way out; we can’t allow them just to do what they want.”

The DEM said the ministry has already removed these 13 teachers from pay roll worrying thing is that most of those interdicted are those whose place of origin is Chikwawa.

“I expected such teachers to have love to their brothers and sisters here in Chikwawa by ensuring that they are providing quality education to them. Why should they not motivate them to aim high? What picture are they painting to children when they are absconding work,” worried the District Education Manager.

The issue of teachers’ absenteeism worsened last month when over 150 Open Distance Learning (ODL) teachers’ names were omitted consequently making them not to receive December salaries.

But the DEM insisted that this is not a genuine reason for teachers to absent themselves from work saying such things happen and life is always full of alternatives to survive unlike deciding to stay at home.

The Education Manager then called on all head teachers to report all teachers who deliberately abscond work for no apparent reasons adding: “Sometimes head teachers take a lot of time to report such cases; it is not good to shield such in discipline teachers. We need to get rid of them,”.

Some of the teachers fired were teaching at Changoima, Chitungwani, Kalima, Nkhathe, Dyeratu, Njereza and Kholongo primary schools.

The interdiction of the 13 in Chikwawa, come at a time when over 550 primary.

School teachers in the neighboring Nsanje district have entered the fifth week with a sit in pressing government to pay them their April 2016 salary.

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  1. What kind of Govt is this?also an interesting story is in LL Rural east where teachers have worked for more than 5 months without payments in a programme called CBE which is conducted in Chowo zone.Investigators found that the dem has the list of beneficialies and reports to the donors which proves that the programme is progressing and every month money is deposited into the bank acc. yet teachers are not accessing the money.For more contact 0881013701

  2. What kind of Govt is this?also an interesting story is in LL Rural east where teachers have worked for more than 5 months without payments in a programme called CBE which is conducted in Chowo zone.Investigators found that the dem has the list of beneficialies and reports to the donors which proves that the programme is progressing and every month money is deposited into the bank acc. yet teachers are not accessing the money.For more contact 0881013701

  3. enanu mukungoyankhula coz simukuzitsaya maka iwe Amosi chamba chimenechi munthu uli wekha mu class and 9 subjects ndikukionjezeraso nthawi yet iwowo amapita kuntchito 10 o’clock DEM oipa ulamulilo wa mzimayi ndi chipsyinjo

  4. STUPID MINISTRY, ubwino wake simukhala pa sukulu. Ife tizingosewera bawo. No salary up to now? Agalu! You expect us to work hard? Forget! I commiserate with my fellow teachers for they are too docile. Prices of goods are extortionate. 2019 tidzaonjeza ma zero ambiri. The civil servants are and will continue working tirelessly until Dphwiiphwiii falls. ONCE AGAIN, YOU MUST BE VERY STUPID! CHAKWERA WOYEE! KWACHAAAA!

  5. STUPID MINISTRY, ubwino wake simukhala pa sukulu. Ife tizingosewera bawo. No salary up to now? Agalu! You expect us to work hard? Forget! I commiserate with my fellow teachers. Prices of goods are extortionate. 2019, tidzaonjeza ma zero ambiri. ONCE AGAIN, YOU MUST BE VERY STUPID! KWACHAAAA!

  6. amapita kukafuna zoti athandizikire kaa, nanga malipiro ake amenewa, obweranso mochedwa_and u expect teachers to deliver with their full potential?_its impractical. dont fire them, just motivate them._and find out the root cause of that challenge, otherwise, nde muchotsa onse2,

  7. Dziko lophwasukaphwasuka ili. Mayiko 153/4 akadakhala kuti ndi anthu, munthu wotchedwa Malawi yo adadayenera kumatchedwa idiot/embecile.

    Tsaano poti zidauluka zidapangana, nafenso tapangana kuononga dzikoli motere:

    .Peter Mutharika, George Chaponda, Kondwani Nankhumwa, Henry Mussa, Joseph Mwanamveka, Jean Kalilani, Patricia Kaliati etc apitilize kuba ndalama za boma

    .a Traffic Police pitilizani ntchito yanu yakuba pa msewu, nanga k48000 kalandira inu kaja nkachani?

    .aphunzitsi musamafe ndi ntchito chonsecho malipiro anu ndi ka change: Chichewa, Arithmetic, English patsiku yakwana, ndi mayitanidwe awa osati ukapolo

    .ma villager dulani mitengo yonse ndipo muzule ndi mizu yomwe muotche makala kufikira dziko lonse litasanduka dazi. kudziko kuno magetsi kulibe timadalira makalawo

    .Alimi mukalima fodya yendani by za mtchire kukagulitsa ku Zambia ndi Mozambique. Zoona inu mngakhale ng’ombe za Chaponda?

    Ogwi ntchito mchapatala ibani mankhwala onse, nanu munoneko abale waaaa

  8. Ma civil servants teachers inclusive were paid before Dec.20, 2016 but to date sakuyiwona salary yawo ya Jan. 2017. Nde mumati adzipita ku ntchito ndi njala?? Ena akupalira kaye ka chimanga kawo, nanga ichi cha George angachikwanitse. Tawasiyeni palibe nkhani apa.

  9. But Teachers especially in rural areas are getting free pay Government must indeed fire these criminal Teachers,and other departments like Department of health busy on the phones and chilling while patients are waiting.
    To the right hand Government must employe Teachers not one teacher two classes or one doctor hundreds of patients

  10. Akumapita ku ganyu kaya…..mtsinje umalimba ndi miyala….nkhani sikut amapita ku mowa kokha ayi koma ku ganyu kut apeze kodyera nanga analandila liti?Munayamba mwafufuzapo zifukwa zomwe zikuchititsa izi?

  11. Munthutu amalimbikila ndi malipilo, mukufuna azigwilila thangata? akagwilile kukakamizidwa atachoka ndi njala kunyumba? balance up things first, pay them, and not just pay them but pay them in time, they wl go to work, not kumawaopseza ayi, zamkutu, and ndiposo sibola awo akujomba bwanji osachotsa mbamva za chimangazo?

  12. Akupanga phada ameneyo,hw cn a person work without eating? ngati mumatamba ndiye kuti wanu ndi wa grade 1.mawa ndiwe uzaziona kumwamba kuli mulungu

    • lazns is thr due 2 gov’s, bhvior on pr wking condtn fanc slres not in lg not pd salry arrers nanji! mnth angagwre bwnji ntcht sir?

    • ukungokamba cos u don’t know what teaching is.boma likuchita chiyan kut maphuzro apite patsogolo? ndi ndani angagwire ntchito ya ulere? nd ndan amene angalimbikire ntchito while recelving very low salary? ngat sudaufuze ufufuze bwino ma school ambiri there are poor infrastructures for both learners and teachers and you expect high standard of education,how is this possible? kwa inu amene u recelve hefty salary simungaone vuto cos zanu zidayera u can move around with your placards insulting teachers..shame on u ana a ma ministers.!!!!

    • I was a primary teacher for 10yrs bt I left in 2005 as of nw am in south africa bt most teacher r still zea where I left,education ‘ll never improve in malawi unless teachers get fat salaries nd improved working conditions,a teacher is failing 2send a child 2pvt sec sch bozo of low salaries ndiye enanu mukungonena simukudziwa mavuto aphunzitsi

    • Amos Medson,pangani critical reasearch ndipo muone ntchito yomwe wapatsidwa mphunzitsi..nanji wa Primary ndie hiii…u hav to look on thoz condtionz…ndie muone payment yake…olo akanakhala mwana wanu,chemwali wanu kapena nchimwene wanu,mukadamuuza kut asiye,so,dont talk things to hurt teachers….jst stop it

    • Kuchosedwa ntchito ndi kulandila ndalama mochedwa,low salary which is better?Vuto ndi uphunzisi ogulau pamene aphunzisi ama private schools amakhala well educated.Amalawi chimativuta ndichakuti timalimbana ndikuthesa umphawi m`malo mothesa umbuli first kenako ndikuthesa umphawi.

  13. Zaziii serious? How? Mutu wawo DEM sugwila inu anthu akujomba kuntchito weekly kumamwa mowa! Shiiiiiii sitinena zambiri poti ndinu amayi tingoti nzeru zidatha! Mukapitiliza akulodzani