TUM Investigating Dismissal and Suspension of Teachers
Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) says it is investigating the dismissal of six primary school teachers in Mulanje and suspension of twenty teachers in Mangochi.
TUM Secretary General Charles Kumchenga told Zodiak Online that they are just reading on social media about the suspension and dismissal of these teachers and he said they would like to substantiate the reasons for these disciplinary actions.
“We are investigating the matter through the two councils to see if the teachers violated the profession’s rules and regulations warranting such disciplinary actions,” said Kumchenga.
Educationist Dr. Steve Sharra believes the teachers have been fired or suspended after following the due disciplinary processes.
“But if what is circulating in some media outlets that some teachers have been dismissed because of upgrading their studies without informing their authorities then this should be a worrisome development,” said Dr. Sharra.
District Commissioner for Mulanje Stallichi Mwambiwa told us early this week that the six have been fired due to absenteeism and immoral behaviours and his Mangochi counterpart Raphael Piringu says he has suspended the twenty because of absconding work and using fake transfer letters to change their duty stations.