Government through the Ministries of Education and Local Government has recruited 3,220 auxiliary teachers who will play a crucial role in decongesting classes when schools reopen.
The teachers who have been taken from the Initial Primary Teacher Education (IPTE 13) cohort already reported at their work stations.
However, there are still vacancies for teachers in the following districts.
Chitipa – 6
Chikwawa – 2
Karonga – 5
Kasungu – 1
Likoma – 3
Nkhatabay – 8
Ntchisi – 1
Rumphi – 11
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government, sourced funds to provide to Local Councils to recruit 3,270 auxiliary teachers from the IPTE 13 cohort to fill existing vacancies in various Primary Schools across all the 28 Local Councils in the country.
Recruitment of these teachers is part of the efforts by Government to decongest classes in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is based on an analysis of the teacher gaps in all these Local Councils.
The teachers are expected to start working when schools re-open in February 2021.
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