LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) Acting Executive Director Dorothy Nampota on April 1, 2021 announced the 2020 MSCE exams, with a pass rate of 41.42 percent.
MANEBO in conjunction with Ministry of Education told the news conference in the capital Lilongwe that out of 138,310 candidates that sat for the examinations, only 57,293 candidates have passed.
Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje said that the 2020 MSCE exams pass rate is the lowest in over a decade.
Nyalonde however attributed this to the shifting and closure of schools in March 2020, cancellation of exams which left candidates disoriented and also strict controls in administering the exams.
The Minister of Education observes that this is the first time Malawi has administered a cheat-free and leakage-free examination.
Nyalonje added that it is disheartening though that out of 26,000 teachers needed in the country’s public secondary schools, the country has less than 15,000.
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