Teachers in remote areas of the country should wait until at least December this year to start accessing increased school attached hardship allowance announced last year.
Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has expressed worry on the lack of enough special needs teachers in the country's primary and secondary schools despite the facilities having students that require special care from such professionals.
Teachers in the country say have gone the whole second academic term without getting personal protective equipment (PPE) from government for COVID19 prevention.
A prominent education activist says the outside court dialogue between government and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) should lead to more trust and confidence between employer and employee.
Some concerned teachers have petitioned government through the ministry of education to start giving them risk allowances and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) now that COVID-19 has hit schools.
One of the issues in a leaked letter from Malawi’s secondary school teachers that has gone viral on social media is a concern on minimal representation in COVID-19 meetings.
A month after staging nationwide demonstrations to force government pay salaries to teachers missed on December 2019 payroll, some affected teachers are yet to receive the said salaries.
Teachers across the country have vowed to continue with their sit-in until they get their December 2019 salaries.