Teachers happy with invigilation allowance payment

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Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has applauded the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) for its plans to pay in advance teachers who are to be invigilating national exams next year.

MANEB Executive Director Gerald Chiunda disclosed that they are mobilizing resources to pay teachers before the start of the exams.

Chiunda: We are mobilizing resources to pay teachers before the start of the exams.

Chiunda added that MANEB has prioritized paying teachers before they start work in 2018 national exams.

Commenting on the development, TUM President Willy Malimba said they are happy with the development.

“We are very happy with this development as you know in the past, teachers were invigilating and supervising without getting allowances and it was taking so long for them to get the money,” said Malimba.

Last year, MANEB paid the teachers soon after the end of the exams but in 2016 the payment was delayed such that teachers threatened to demonstrate to express their anger.

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  1. my fellow friends who r 35 yrs below,kod z ths wat th gvt has just started gud 2 us?deducting five gland 4 pension,kdi kale anthu amalandra bwanj ma million pension yet receivng full salary?so wth us y cant they reduce th tax 2 match th amount.TUM as our mouthpiece cant u speak 4 us?”2 me am realy confused.

  2. Gift Mukombo, Hendrix Chaliweme, Francis Mubanga, Godfrey Ng’ambi-Honourable, Sailas Banda, Serah Mfune, Mwewa Sunwell, Kennedy Mulenga Chisanga, Paul Kambole, Getrude Kapika, Martin Silumbwe, Raphael Bwalya, Joseph Mumbi, Stainley Chambula, Sydney Kalifwa, Palaza Mulambo, Zimba Mkhwanazi, Ernest Mutale, Eugene Kaonga, Ya’qub Missy Phiri, Alick Sikazwe, Jayne Mulenga, Musonda Lesa Chris, Grant Bwalya, Ignatius Chibale, Shimukuni Lubona, Kasongo Damson, Pascal Mwale, Wise Chilufya Vichitika in Malawi. It’s high time Zambian Teacher Unions woke up from their sleep and slumber.

  3. It’s a good gesture.However,I,as one of the markers wish to xpress my disatisfaction & disappointment with the way MANEB treats us during the marking exercise.It ill-treats us alot.We start @ 4am & stops @ 9pm daily regardless of week-ends.It has no welfare of the markers @ heart.For example,we lost our fellow marker @ Chancellor College in 2016 who died of malaria due to poor logistics to take him to the hospital.Frankly speaking,we risk our lives in as far as marking is concerned.Worse stl,we get meagre allowances!! I don’t know if TUM as our mouthpiece knows this ill-treament?Please Maneb,you must look into this & improve the welfare of markers to avoid distortion.This is hard & tough exercise.Ndakwiya nanu kwambiri inu a Maneb.Just imagine:Residential invigilator gets K42,600 for 3 days while a Marker gets K___ for 3 weeks.Is that fair????

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