Teacher’s Union worried with invigilators’ late payment


THE Teachers’ Union of Malawi (Tum) has expressed worry over failure by the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) to pay K1.4 billion to teachers who invigilated this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.

Tum Secretary General, Charles Kumchenga, said it is sad that almost every year Maneb takes time to pay teachers’ invigilation allowances.

Kumchenga said, since Maneb abolished Junior Certificate of Education Examinations (JCE), it could have used the money which could have been used for JCE examinations to cater for the MSCE task.


Before the examinations began, Maneb requested K1.2 billion funding from Treasury to pay the invigilators.

Kumchenga said Maneb has told Tum that the examinations’ body is waiting for funding from government.

“It is sad that, up to now, no single invigilator has been paid the allowances. Last year, it was a similar case. So, we think there is negligence,” he said.


In an interview, Treasury spokesperson, Alfred Kutengule, only said “there have been discussions between Treasury and Maneb on the matter”.

Asked when they are likely to pay the invigilators, Maneb spokesperson, Simeon Maganga, only said the examinations body is doing everything in its capacity to pay them in time.

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