Vice-president Saulos Chilima over the weekend opted to attend a church service after he snubbed the funeral of four learners who died after a school block wall fell on them in Zomba district. Chilima as Minister responsible for Disaster Management on Sunday opted to attend a Golden Jubilee of St Charles Luwanga Parish in same Zomba district, just two days after he delegated his junior officers to attend the funeral services of the deceased. Four learners of Natchengwa Primary School Sub-Traditional Authority (Sub-T/A) Ngwelero in Mayaka, Zomba died on June 6th, 2018 after a wall of a substandard school block fell on them due to heavy winds. Some learners who sustained injuries are currently in hospitals and at home. According to head teacher, Blazio Liviere, the incident has c...
A Form Two deaf and dumb student at Stella Maris Secondary School in Blantyre is at her home village in Mulanje recovering from a life-threatening condition that went unattended because of communication breakdown her and the school’s teachers. Seventeen-year-old Melia Jumbe is said to have fallen sick at the school, but teachers ignored her, claiming that she was lazy and not interested in school. According to her sister Diana Namacha, when Melia stopped attending classes because of her illness, the school administration summoned her guardian to collect her. “We received a call from one of her teachers telling us that Melia is sick. When we went there, we found that she was in a critical condition. She could not even walk. “But the most painful thing was that some teachers said she was
Malawi government will once again delay paying the salaries of teachers in public primary and secondary schools this month which is attributed to bureaucracy in the State machinery. The delays are likely to spark further discontent among the teachers employees who are already battling to cope with the increasing cost of living as they are the lowest paid in the public service. Earlier this year teachers staged a strike over late pay, after going for weeks without income. According to Teachers Union Malawi (TUM) general secretary Charles Kumchenga, the Ministrty of Education, Science and Technology owes teachers salary arrears amounting to about K1.7 billion from 2010. Among the affected districts for delayed pay are Lilongwe, Rumphi, Mwanza, Karonga, NkhataBay, Blantyre, Mulanje,
The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) on Monday released the 2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination results with a 75.82 percent passing rate. Out of the 255,583 candidates, who sat for this year’s examination, 193, 795 have qualified for the award of the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education. This represents a 75.82 percent. "All queries about the results must be routed to Maneb through Head Teacher at which candidates registered and wrote their examinations. Maneb will not entertain any query about the results made directly to the Board by candidates or any other individual," said the Board in a statement. "All queries should reach Maneb by Friday, 22 September 2017. After this date, no further queries will be entertained." All students who have been