Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has threatened not to render invigilation services next year if teachers will not be given allowances in advance.
Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday, TUM general secretary Dennis Kalekeni disclosed that Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) has, over the years, frustrated supervisors and invigilators by not providing allowances in time.
Said Kalekeni: “Imagine, up until now, weeks after the Junior Certificate [JC] and Malawi School Certificate of Education [MSCE] examinations were administered, invigilators have not yet received their dues.
“Maneb assured our teachers that they would be paid their allowances upon completion of their supervisory and invigilation tasks but it has not happened.”
He said such conduct does not consider the welfare of teachers.
Efforts to get a comment from Maneb proved futile as the body’s spokesperson Simeon Maganga could not be reached.
In its analysis, Mana observed that the just ended JC and MSCE examinations were undertaken professionally with only a few anomalies being registered despite the teacher’s frustrations.