Teachers to Vigil Over MANEB Dues
Teachers who invigilated and supervised the 2022 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education, (PSLCE) examinations have organised indefinite vigils at Thyolo District Education Manager’s office from this Thursday to force authorities pay them their dues.
These are teachers the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) contracted from Thyolo and Mwanza to be paid through a piloted electronic payment system, but are yet to get their dues a month later.
One of the teachers has told Zodiak Online on Wednesday that the delay has forced them to take this route.
"Some of us received the allowances, but others did not. We waited to finish the exams but nothing happened again until now. So now we want to be at our DEM's office until we receive our money," she vowed.
Thyolo district Director of Education, Chrissy Chinsale, said the challenge has come about because some teachers provided wrong bank details to the Board and need to follow up with the banks.
"The teachers sent their details here and we also compile them to MANEB. But after the disbursement of the allowances, it turned out that some had errors. So we requested the teachers to send the correct ones and for others whose dues were deposited to active accounts, we need time to follow up with the banks," Chinsale said.
MANEB officials are yet to comment on the planned vigil against them.