Written by  Bernard Kankhono

Teachers Union of Malawi TUM has welcomed the recruitment of more than 2,200 primary school teachers who completed their studies under IPTE 13.


TUM president Willie Malimba says the development will help to improve education standards in the country especially at a time when the teacher-pupil ratio is high.

“As TUM, we are happy that finally the government has now decided to recruit the teachers, moving them from auxiliary to permanent teachers. That’s what we have been praying for. This will help in reducing teacher to student ratio in primary schools which is at 1 to 60” Malimba says.

Malimba hopes that more teachers will be considered for recruitment in the next fiscal year which starts in April this year.

“We need almost 82,000 teachers to reduce the current teacher-pupil ratio. We hope that some of the remaining teachers will be considered in the next national budget.”   Adds Malimba.

The government, through the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Local Government, recently recruited the teachers following interviews that were conducted in December last year. Online Services

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