TUM disowns teacher’s vigil

Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has distanced itself from the vigil which some teachers are staging at Capital Hill in Lilongwe.

The teachers have resumed the vigil at the Ministry of Education headquarters as a way of pressing the government to promote them after obtaining diplomas and degrees.

Teachers Union of Malawi General Secretary Charles Kumchenga said the teachers have flouted proper procedures of dealing with matter because the union is still in negotiations with the government.

“These issues are handled by the Teachers Union of Malawi but surprisingly they took the law into their own hands,” Kumchenga told YFM.

In his remarks a representative of the group of teachers Dokiso Munthali said the vigil was as a result of failure by the ministry of education to resolve the matter.

“The ministry is failing to recognize the teachers by giving them their rightful perks. They are given primary school salaries while they have degrees and diplomas,” he said.

Munthali said they expect the ministry to resolve the issues now or they will seek audience with President Peter Mutharika on the matter.

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