BY BLAIR MHONE
Government through the ministry of education has assured Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) that it is recruiting primary, secondary and auxiliary teachers to ease the shortage of teachers in the country’s schools.
Minister responsible Agnes Nyalonje was speaking during the 23rd TUM Generally Conference in Lilongwe.
The minister also bemoaned that rapid population growth is one of the biggest challenges to quality education service delivery.
She said, “Providing quality education to all Malawians remains a challenging task especially with the rapid population growth.
“It is alarming to see one district producing 102 children a single day which translates to two classrooms to be provided in the next few years.”
Speaking earlier before the minister, TUM Secretary General Charles Kumchenga had asked government to work with speed to recruit the new teachers in order to ease the overburden the available ones are facing due to covid-19.
He then asked the minister to caution some District Education Managers that are reportedly torturing teachers in their respective districts.