298 000 pupils begin primary school leaving certificate exams

About 298 000 pupils across the country’s primary schools on Wednesday began sitting for their primary school leaving certificate of education (PLSCE) examinations which are expected to end Friday.

Sitting for exams on the floor

The exams are said to have started on a good note with minor hiccups that have since been ironed out, according to the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb).

Maneb public relations officer (PRO), Mayamiko Chiwaya, said in press interviews that they were confident of a “smooth” administration of the exams.

“All invigilators and supervisors, and all human resource involved have been paid in advance. So, as it is, we expect little or no challenges at all,” said Chiwaya.

On Tuesday, pupils in some schools across the country protested for not getting their examinatiob identity cards a day before their exams.

But Chiwaya said all pupils who appeared in the Maneb register would be assisted by being allowed to sit for the exams.

“They will write the exams, as long as they appear in our register. We anticipate such kind of problems at times considering the technicalities involved in the printing of the IDs,” said Chiwaya.

Nyasa Times’ correspondent in Karonga, Rudo Nyirenda, said a snap check of some schools in the district indicated that the exams started on time.

He also observed that there was “discomfort” among some pupils who were writing their exams while seated on the floor.

The pupils sat for an English paper Wednesday morning and will sit for four more papers in the next two days.

 

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Duncan C
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Duncan C

DPP government has failed in all areas but this is too much.

sipho kamoto
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zochititsa manyazi kut zinthu ngati zimenezi zikuchitika munthawi ya ulamuliro wa A mutharika omwe adaphunzitsapo maiko ambiri komanso amadziwa bwino lomwe kufunika kokhala ndi zipangizo zomwe zingagwiritsidwe ntchito polemba mayeso

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

A Malawi ife ndi anthu omvetsa chisoni. Tinali ndi Kamuzu amazunza ndiye anapita, Demokalase inabwera koma siikutithandiza ata. Tikuvotera anthu oti olephera. Peter Mutharika olephera kuyendetsa ministry, AMalawi ndikumupatsa kuti ayendetse dziko lero ndiizi zinthu zingopita pansi. Education, Corruption, Nepotism, Tribalism, Poor Roads contructed by one company the whole country, Mota Engil. Kaya kulibe ma company ena kaya? Ndiye muvoteranso yemweyo wolepherayo, wa kubayo! Ndi muziliranso. Zanu zimenezo.

Paperback
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And idiot Atupele thinks he can give them laptops. Stupid. Give these pupils chairs and desks..

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Eya writing exams sitting on the floor APM is developing Malawi like UK or like USA ndithu crying to be given another term zandowe basi.

Joseph Tsokwe
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Joseph Tsokwe

Students sitting on the floor in 2019. This 55 years after independence and 25 years after gaining democracy. What a shame to Malawi. Photos like this one should make us swallow our pride, we should be angry for change, we should be sad. This is exactly what I went through between 1976 and 1980. And yet still 40 years later the situation remains desperate. Hi here is the development DPP are boasting about? Why should the parents of these children be denied their vote because somebody rigged elections? APM and SCK you have raped this country for nothing. This time… Read more »

Patricia
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I cry for my girl sitting on the floor, the one in blue shoes. Can she solve maths in that position? Can she concentrate on the paper having in mind that she has also to mind her dress from falling off the tacking. Yet she is expected to compete with those sitting for the same exam in cities. oooh my GOD!

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Minister of education where are you? Mumapereka ma desk ku machinga nanga uku? Your boss is busy telling Malawians that he has transformed Malawi. Is this what you call transformation?

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Nde mpinganjila blown akunyadila kuima paculu. Waiwala nthawi ya UDF anatebga donation ya mmasukulu ma copy etc kugulitsa ngati kuti zinali personal property. Muluzi kept quite kupeleka ulemu poti kwathu kuno system ikuoneka kuti ikienda ndiyosamumanga munthu akalakwa but high in ma commisoon bit no verdict. What a waste of money.
And we want tupele awino tate wake azimupopera kumbuyo.etini

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Kodi zogula ma material, ndalama zake nzakutiko? This is too much toooo much waste of money. abd i can assure pipo kuti makolo ena akongola ndalama olo anawa kucititsa ganyu ya zolembela. Trust me. And here they are splashing money buying party regalias now competing in show bizing. Mpakana ma blue wig omwe amavala ma supporter ampila ku Ireland why not donating the money to develop our country than these single used materials like condoms. My mother Malawi. Now ma ballot papers aabwera eti. Wina asaelekeze kucita tampet. Muone mmene titamusololele matumbo fromthe backside. He will receive the briberd money… Read more »