With just eight days remaining before the commencement of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations, teachers in the country have threatened that they will not invigilate the exams.
This development comes at a time when teachers countrywide are on strike in order to force government to pay them their leave grants.
Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) secretary general Charles Kumchenga has told local press that teachers will not invigilate the examinations unless the Peter Mutharika led administration gives them their money.
“We are reminding government that this issue should be addressed within this coming week.
“Because we are sure that MSCE examinations will commence on 19 June and if government won’t do anything then we will not invigilate,” said Kumchenga.
Meanwhile, the treasury has told district councils to process the payments for the teachers. Minister of finance Goodall Gondwe has promised the teachers that government will make sure that they should start getting their money soon.
Over the week, Members of Parliament took the authorities to task in the august house on why they have let this issue reach this far saying the strike is disturbing the academic calendar.