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Disability body courts Maneb on MSCE exams disparities

By Tawonga Sesani

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Persons with disabilities have asked the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) to ensure safe and secure environment for candidates with disabilities.

Fedoma, an umbrella body for persons with disabilities has made the appeal amidst reports of inadequate resources in some examinations centres.

Currently, Maneb is administering final examinations for four of over 150,000 candidates.

However, among other concerns, Fedoma has expressed worry over the mixing of candidates with and without disabilities.

Munde said the mixing up of students brings confusion since students were not prepared to be accommodated jointly.

According to him the situation has created challenges for special needs candidates who have not been allocated special needs invigilators.

However Munde has urged Maneb to consult students who are writing exams on changes they have made rather than just effecting the changes.

According to acting executive director of Fedoma for the past years students with disabilities were having there own invigilators and we’re having their own rooms for exams.

On the other hand Munde has expressed gratitude over the availability of materials used by disability students during exams like brail

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