Classes resume as teachers end strike

Classes resumed on Tuesday in public schools across the country after Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) suspended its strike which has lasted for more than two weeks.

A visit by YFM to some primary schools including Mbayani and Zingwangwa In Blantyre city found lessons in progress.

However, at Chimwankhunda primary school where our reporter visited at around 8 in the morning lessons had not started despite the presence of both learners and teachers.

Headmistress for the school declined to comment on the matter.

On Monday, TUM and Ministry of Education agreed to remove the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for teachers and instead pay them an allowance to end the sit-in that teachers have been staging.

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