Teachers in the country have expressed worry over the late distribution of learner’s resource books by government in schools across the country.
Speaking to YFM online, President of Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) Charles Kumchenga described the situation as ‘worrisome.’
Kumchenga said government introduced a new syllabus in primary and secondary school but it is failing to provide the required learning materials.
He added: “Up to now the books have not been delivered to schools.”
Kumchenga said the delay will greatly affect the performance of learners.
“The students do not have the resources but we expect them to write the end of term examinations and we expect them to perform.”
Kumchenga added that the government should always think if it will manage to source resources before adopting the new syllabus.
He cited the National Reading Program as an example of programs which government adopted but are lacking resources.
Kumchenga has therefore urged government to act swiftly on the issue so that the education system should not be compromised.