Tags : education

TEACHERS RESUME STRIKE: GOVT, TUM FAULTED ON DEADLOCK

By Kenson McCloud  Child rights advocates have condemned resumption of a strike by teachers in public schools as an infringement on rights of the child. In an interview with Timveni, one the activists Desmond Mhango has faulted duty bearers for "failing to protect children’s right to education." Mhango emphasised that both sides should take into […]Read More

TUM STANDS ITS GROUND ON RISK ALLOWANCE

By Kenson McCloud  The Teaches Union of Malawi is set to meet government representatives this Tuesday to resolve the ongoing impasse over teachers’ demand for risk allowances.  The second week stay away has paralyzed the education sector especially in public schools.  TUM president Willy Malimba said the meeting will determine the next course of action […]Read More

PUPILS PROTEST AS SCHOOLS REOPEN

By Emma Zawanda After spending 6 weeks out of school due to the impact of Covid-19, learners in most parts of the country had a rude awakening on Monday morning when schools reopened but teachers downed tools to push for risk allowances among other longstanding demands.  In Lilongwe, some learners took to the street in […]Read More

DELINKING OF UNIMA GIVEN A GREENLIGHT

By Franklin Mtambalika Government has withdrawn its earlier decision to halt process of delinking the University of Malawi(UNIMA).  This follows Thursday’s meeting in Lilongwe between Vice President Saulos Chilima and UNIMA Council, Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Director of Higher Education and officials from the Department of Statutory Corporations and Public Sector Reforms. Speaking with […]Read More

ACTIVIST WORRIES OVER EXTENSION OF SCHOOL CLOSURE

By Kenson McCloud  An education activist has expressed concern over government’s decision to extend school closure with two weeks due to Covid-19 scare. Initially government closed schools for three weeks after the country registered a surge in cases of the second wave of the deadly covid-19 pandemic. Giving an update on the status of the […]Read More

TUM APPLAUDS GOVT FOR THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS

By Aamon Butao Teachers Union of Malawi -TUM has applauded President Lazarus Chakwera for directing that all schools be closed for three weeks to pave way for the health authorities to disinfect the school infrastructures. TUM president Willy Malimba said this on Monday in an interview with Timveni barely hours after president Chakwera made the […]Read More

GIRLS SHINE IN PSLCE RESULTS

By Esther Manduwa The recent performance of girls in the 2019/2020 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations has excited stakeholders that advocate for girl-child education.  According to Ministry of Education, out of a 135,478 female learners who sat the PSLCE exams, 104,781 passed representing seventy-seven point three percent pass rate. Girls have surpassed boys […]Read More

TEACHERS BODY TO UPROOT BAD APPLES FROM PROFESSION

By Aamon Butao The Teachers Union of Malawi has vowed to protect its reputation and is urging government to issue tougher punishment to teachers who commit sexual abuse against students. TUM President Willy Malimba has told Timveni last year saw teachers’ image soiled by increased cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by some bad apples in […]Read More

GOVERNEMT ASKED TO WORK TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

By Pemphero Malimba Authorities in Dedza district have been asked to intensify efforts aimed at addressing challenges facing children with disabilities in attaining education.    Presidential Advisor on Albinism and Disability Overstone Kondowe said such children are having their studies disrupted due to numerous obstacles including lack of school fees and learning and writing materials. […]Read More