4 February, 2023

CSEC calls for enhanced discipline towards improving MSCE pass rate

Education campaigners are pushing for strict disciplinary measures in public schools to ensure an improvement in the passing rate in national examinations.

The remarks by the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC), follow the release of the Malawi Schools Certificate of Education-MSCE examination results last Friday.

84,242 candidates have passed the exams out of 152,391 candidates who sat for the exams representing a 58.44% pass rate.

Out of the 70,102 female candidates who sat for the exams 36,795 have passed, representing a 52.47 % pass rate.

And 49,682 male candidates have passed the exams out of a total of 77,845 candidates, representing 62.82 percent pass rate.

MANEB Executive Director Dorothy Nampota has described this year’s MSCE results as a reflection of improved education standards.

Nampota told Capital FM that this year’s exams were not marred by irregularities.

It has emerged that mission secondary schools continue to produce star performers as opposed to government schools.

Executive Director for CSEC, Benedicto Kondowe attributes this to the displinary measures set in these mission schools;

Kondowe has however called on MANEB to consider releasing exam results within the calendar arguing that delays in releasing the results affects other planning processes.

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