Youth and Society threatens court action over continued teachers strike


Youth and Society (YAS) has threatened to drag the President Lazarus Chakwera-led Tonse administration to court if it fails to resolve  difference with Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM).

Meanwhile, teachers in public primary, secondary schools and training colleges have vowed to continue with the stay away until government meets their demands.

YAS programs manager Amos Simwela disclosed this during a press briefing held on Wednesday in Mzuzu.

According to Simwela, the stay away is affecting innocent children whose absolute right to education is provided for in the Constitution of Malawi.

This has come to light as teachers are on a stay away strike asking government to provide them with appropriate personal protective equipment in cash as a once off payment covering three months.