Over 23,000 trained teachers remain unemployed

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The Parliamentary Committee on Education (PCE) has disclosed that 23,000 teachers who were trained for primary school teaching are still waiting for employment.

This is according to chairpeson of PCE Elias Chakwera who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Dowa Ngala.

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Teachers are sometimes forced to teach many students

Chakwera said the number has increased because 9,000 teachers were left out when government recruited 10,000 teachers in 2016.

The legislator was speaking in Parliament on Tuesday in support of the Mid-Year Budget Review for the approved 2016/2017 financial year budget.

Chakwera said delay to employ teachers should not continue because more teachers will be graduating and the numbers will grow.

“The critical question that we should be asking is do we really need to train teachers if we cannot deploy and employ them and are we serious of not employing teachers when schools do not have enough teachers?

“As chairperson of education I have received messages to say some schools have only two teachers against 400 pupils, what are we doing in education,” asked Chakwera.

He said the budget in education sector is not enough to address problems of inadequate teachers, classes and learning materials.

“When we look at this budget, education wage bill has been increased and it is been said that the increase is because we are paying arrears. If arrears have been paid for teachers how come we still have outcry from teachers that their arrears have not been paid,” added Chakwera.

He said recently the committee heard threats from Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) that if there is no change on payments, teachers would go on strike.

The parliamentarian said he want to know whether teachers have indeed been paid arrears saying information that he has is that a number of teachers have not been paid their arrears.

He continued saying that the Ministry of Finance will have to explain to them why teachers who were promoted in May, 2016, have not started getting their new salary.

Chakwera added that this again is leading to accumulation of arrears saying last year during the revision they were told that teachers were going to be recruited and others to be promoted in April and indeed promotion took place but up to date teachers have not been paid their new salaries.

In his response, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr Emmanuel Fabiano said government will be recruiting teachers within the current financial year.

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  1. This is really pathetic, poor management, timing Boma lilibe. Mukamaitanisa anthu to do teaching course be sure and ready that once they are done they will be employed. How should a person live two solid years without being employed yet there are many children waiting. Inu mumaofesimo mungalole kukhala two years without work, or giving salaries to poor? Shame

  2. Aaa,,,akhale konko asalembedwe.. Akutionongera ana,, sakutha kulankhula chingerez,,ndie angaphunztse mwana chngrez..? Iwe DPP uwalembe amenewa tikamayandkira mavote,,mzitsiru zidzakuvotera….

  3. Bingu.com N chaponda.com

    analoza malawiyo nd mfitidi

    kukhala m’malawi nd kulimba ntima odi ine #zuma akandilandile kaya kuli #Xeno ndikaziona komweko

  4. Very sad ,just come nearby yr country then u will be employed and enjoy yr life better than being there sitting under the mango tree waiting for the post ! Mmmmmmmmm

  5. inu amalawi kodi bwanjitimaiwala kuti ntchito ndipachibare,mwanawa polisi amazakala wapolisi,wa n’phuzisi,wa silikali,mpaka zalowerela kwa Abusa mwanaso kudzakhala busa,osadanda gayz akamatero ife mtima pasi bcz sikulina ndife,koma zikapitilira zakusowa kwa ndlama pomwe sitikurembedwa olo azathu sakulandila kuma iwo azingoti cashgate!!cashgate!! nde tingopangana amenewa tikawazizimuse ndi chioneselo choopya komweko ku maofesi,akungofuna makofi anthuwa inu mukuonabwa??komaso chitetezo cilikuti pamene anthu akumaba??ndisazaveso mukulimbikisa ana paza maphuzilo a mmalawi,inu mupitilize kuwatuma ana anu kuma xool akunja bt oneday azapanje ngozi,nchifukwa mukunenepa mitu yokha ndi ndlama zakubozo zitsilu inu,makamaka iwe chaponda usamale bcz dziko silosangalala likamava mbili yako yopusayo,upire kwa prophet bushili akakulapise mwina tingaone kusintha wavaaaa eeee shame on you

  6. mmmm zovetsa chisoni iz but kampeni yawo amanyengelera aphuzitsi kut safuna aphuztsi kut azilandira chenji is it true? 2years pa khomo,23000 teachers mmm anduna chitapon kanthu Pleaz!

  7. Nkhani zokhuza a Phunzits ku Malawi kuyambila kale sizimayenda km chodabwitsa nchot ana a Sukulu akumafunanso ati kut azakhale nawonso aphunzits pomwe mavutowa akuwaona…Ndi bwino maphunziro angotha mMalawi coz ntchito zikusowa nde anthu angothamangila ya teaching. Tiyeni tingosiya kuphunzisa kwa Zaka 10 tione tikhalemo mbuli….

  8. Those teachers who started teachng in the time of asamunda they must be given persions so that they can create the room of these 23000 they a jst sleepng.

  9. This is happening when those we call leaders are busy stealing from the public wallet while we sing the song of quality education.

  10. vuto lina limene tilinalo amalawi ambiri makamaka a chinyamata omwe amaliza xool amakana kuphuzira tchito zamanja azanufe tinazilemba tokha tchito pomwe inu mukudalira kulembedwa.

    • That’s why there is specialization. Tonse sitingakhale akalipentala some need to be teachers to teach you za carpentry zo. Good suggestion

    • I do agree with you Ivan. Tangoganizan brother Hope aphunzitsi onse atakha ma carpenter or builder, angaphunzise Ana athu ndani? That’s why brother Ivan is talking about specialisation!!! Thanks

    • I do agree with you Ivan. Tangoganizan brother Hope aphunzitsi onse atakha ma carpenter or builder, angaphunzise Ana athu ndani? That’s why brother Ivan is talking about specialisation!!! Thanks

    • ya thats true ivan and mwatitha.komatu masiku ano tchito zikusowa kwambiri ndiye solution yake ndiyokut athu aphunzire kuzilemba wokha tchito pophuzira tchito zamanja komaso popanga mabiznes.

    • i agree with hope, before joining any training make sure about its marketability, in late 90s &early 2000 anthu amapanga accounting ndipo ambri samapeza ntchito,ena amapanga hotel management osapeza ntchito, ena machanic mmenemo galimoto zinali zochepa,ena ubusa kupitila ku college nkumasowa nawo akhristu, pono anthu akutukuka nkhani ndi za electronic, za utelala, zokonza njinga za moto, zomangamanga, maproject a zaumoyo, zamalimidwe, welding, ndimabizines ambiri. mukazalembedwa ntchitoyo simudzaikonda chifukwa ambiri sapezamo chuma. malawi wavuta basi.

  11. AMALAWI! Izinso ndizopweteketsa mutu! Kodi anduna a zachuma mwatani bambo kulifotokozela dziko pamene pagona bvuto! nanga anthu 23000 kukhala opanda ntchito mutawapatsa zonse ku college zowaeneleza! Nanga mumawaitanilanji kupita ku college mukudziwa kuti simutha?? Kodi sikuzunza ana anzanu kumeneko? Kuli ku AMERICA n’theradi mukanakalowa M’KHOTI! Muli bwino poti kwathu kuno oweluza milandu bvuto ngati limeneli iwo simulandu!! ZACHISONI!! OYANG’ANILA ZA APHUNZITSI ALI PHEE KUNGOYANG’ANILA ENA ATI ATULUKE KU COLLEGE CHAKA CHINO ENA AKULOWANSO! NDILIMENE AMATI PHUZU ILI PA ANA ANZANU{Koma umphawi ndi MATENDA}!!!

  12. listen to this single tittled Bushiri apachikidwe (crusfy Bushiri… why?what sin has he committed?) the song is talking about jelousy people who are always there to stop others from doing good in life instead they are always there blocking others from prosperity… add this whatsapp # s +265888317868 and write send to listern to this song your life will never be the same…always inspired by major 1

  13. Boma Ili Likuzuza Aphunzitsi Kwambiri, As We Are Talking Ma Leave Grant Sadapatsidwe,Ma Areeas A IPT 8 Ndi ODL 3 Kuchokera August Sadapatsidwe Mpaka Pano Mpamend Wina Ndalama Adafutsa Mnyumba Mwake.Aboma Chilimikani Pa Nkhani Ya Maphunziro.Ngati Maphunziro Akulowa Pansi Influence Yayikulu Ndi Boma Atsogoleri Akula Dyera.

    • No body in civil service has received leave grants. Why ranting? Have you all taken holidays to be granted leave grants? You have to know that leave grants is paid when you apply and you are granted and also on availability of funds.

  14. TIKANAITHAWA MALAWI NANGACHOCHI PAMENE AKAPHUZILA AMADALILA KUTI APEZA CHOCHITI KOMA AYI WHY GOD Allow bad thing happen to Malawian people

  15. Still They Are Building More Ttcs, And Saying dat Boma Lilibe Money… Is It True? K2000 Tax/ Month Kundidula Ine Ndekha, Nkumatibera Ma Officials Olandira Ma Million/month Is It Fair? The Poor ll Remain Poorer In Mw! Tizingomva Za Chaponda Bas?

  16. no best admnistration for the past 7 years,lets think back to last 2 years of Bingu,2 year tenure for amayi JB and from then up to day nanji pano eeeeee no room for teachers.tiona mutifuna aphunzitsi kuti tiyendetse zisankho……..muli ndi mwayi atsogolerinu poti ana anu amakaphunzira kunja thats why you don't any consideration for teachers.

  17. And I can confirm to you that in nkhata-bay district some schools has got 1 qualified teacher, from 1-8,is this education? (This is in Nkhata-bay north west, Mkoloka primary school )

  18. Bt still u taking some for training again, whts a use? ?Malawi zazamva! ! Iwould lather stay in exile until the team for mr ibu Peter muthalika finish

    • mwangodana naye koma ine sindikuwonapo chachilendo. mwachisanzo maboma onse apitawa! ndi boma landani limalemba anthu ntchito?.

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