TUM decries delay in paying teachers arrears

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has decried government’s delay in paying teachers arrears

Teachers both in primary and secondary schools are owed close to K1.7 billion for promotions, deployment and salaries dating back to 2010.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology promised to settle the arrears by March 31 2018 but has since not honored its commitment.

TUM’s President Charles Kumchenga told YFM that this shows lack of seriousness on part of government.

“Government is taking Teachers for granted and we are sure teachers are not counted.”

“They have been talking of auditing since 2010 to date,” he said while describing the development as “unfair”.

Kumchenga said government is totally failing to pay the arrears for unknown reasons.

He however said they will soon engage with government officials to resolve the issue.

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