Do not stop students from sitting exams, Maneb tells Malawi private schools

The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) says it will not sit and watch candidates being prevented from sitting their national examinations because of school fees balances.

Maganga: fees balances have nothing to do with national examinations

Maganga: Fees balances have nothing to do with national examinations

Maneb spokesperson Simeon Maganga said they have learnt that some private schools are barring candidates from writing the 2015 Junior Certificate of Education examination because of school fees balances despite being dully registered with the board.

He said: “To set the record straight, Maneb does not condone misbehaviour in schools. However, we are living in an age where human rights are respected, hence the need to tread carefully before making decisions based on emotions. Rules of natural justice demand that an accused person be given the chance to be heard before judgement is passed.”

Maganga said if the victims took the matter to court and won, and the court ordered that the examination be re-administered, Maneb would shoulder the burden of administering the examinations.

He said schools that have evidence of outstanding fees balances of some of their candidates should write Maneb to withhold examination results and not to issue certificates.

Maganga said Maneb’s position on the matter is clear as fees balances have nothing to do with national examinations.

Maneb has since asked concerned candidates to go to their respective cluster centres and advise the supervisor to contact them on 1991 from TNM lines.

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The ministry of education last year in june released a circular that those involved in vandalism/fees payment defaulting should not sit 4 exams. The memo was even copied to Maneb & private xuls. For Maganga to say that just gives doubts of proper communication btn the two.

Zanga Phee!

Good job Sir keep it locked don’t give them chance See my name.

Zachisoni Phiri

Thus exellent maneb just imagine denying student becoz of K2500


Maneb issued the same warning last year and schools wrote them to withhold results of students with outstanding fees balances but surprisingly, maneb DIDN’T WITHHOLD THE RESULTS! Now, if Maganga thinks he will fool us again this time, then he better think again! By the way, maneb should also start allowing people who didn’t pay exam fees to start sitting for its exams if it really want us to take it seriously!!

S Malamba

Can MANEB tell the nation have many students have written National examinations without paying subject fees please as required by it?

Young masamba

Now you are talking!


A truth in a twinkling of an eye.Maganga you are right.


That is the challenge with most private schools in Malawi. Their much interest is in making large profits and not thinking of the future of any concerned students who might have balances to settle.


Why not uphold the results from maneb

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