No Report of Corruption on Teachers Recruitment in Councils - ACB
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it has not received any corrupt practice report in the recruitment of primary school teachers under the Initial Professional Teacher Education (IPTE) in district councils.
This follows the teachers’ complaint contained in a petition to President Lazarus Chakwera issued a week ago asking him to order mass recruitment not through district councils where they alleged the exercise was marred by corruption and nepotism.
Chairperson for IPTE 13 and 14, Wonderful Gama claims that they reported the matter to the bureau and ministry of education that some people bribed officers conducting interviews in Kasungu, Phalombe, Nkhotakota, Ntchewu and Mulanje districts.
Gama said they have evidence this happened and most of the teachers have been left out in the councils where the results are out.
"For instance, one of us reported the matter to the ministry of education and ACB about the malpractice at Mulanje district council. I then followed up myself with ACB but until now, there is nothing," he claimed.
However, ACB senior public relations manager, Egrita Ndala said on Thursday that they are yet to receive such a report.
Ndala has since encouraged the teachers to come forth and report.
Last week, the teachers who are said to be around 5000 threatened to hold vigils in major cities and at Kamuzu palace, but the ministry of education engaged them in a round-table discussion.
Government has been facing pressure of employment from the unemployed youths in the country including the nurses.