By Esther Manduwa
Contrary to fears that there would be a staggering of classes after government committed to give teachers allowances, our visit to some parts of Lilongwe has revealed that schools are in full session.
On Tuesday the Teachers Union of Malawi suspended a strike which saw the teachers in public schools staying away from work for over 2 weeks as they forced government to pay them risk allowances amid the covid-19 pandemic.
Spot checks and random interviews Timveni conducted in Lilongwe on Wednesday morning can reveal that students from Bwaila, Nkwichi and Chilambura Secondary schools have been attending normal classes since Tuesday.
Sarah Kamanga, head girl at Chirambula secondary school said, "Teachers have been coming to class since government and the teachers’ mother body agreed to suspend the strike."
And according to Steve Banda head teacher for Bwaila secondary school, their school started classes on Monday and almost every leaner has been reporting for classes since.