Markers for this year’s Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examination are pushing for an increase in their allowance to match with the current economic situation.
One of the markers who sought anonymity told YONECO FM online on Friday that they have been receiving K67,000 in allowances after working for 21 days, saying the money is too little.
The markers, who finished their work two days ago in Zomba, have also asked the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) to improve their working conditions.
“We were working 17 hours a day, thereby risking their lives to sickness,” said one marker on condition of anonymity.
The teachers have since warned of legal action should Maneb fail to address their demands.
Maneb spokesperson Mayamiko Chiwaya was not available for comment.