Almost half of MSCE candidates fail exam: Only 1 scoops 6 points

Almost half of the candidates who sat for this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Examination  (MSCE) have failed, further raising debate of education standards in the country.

Minister of Education Dr. William Susuwele-Banda: Out of 92 837 students who sat for the MSCE 46 771 have passed representing 50.36 percent pass rate.

According to Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb), out of the 92 867 candidates who sat for the examination, 46 771 have passed, representing a 50. 36 per cent pass rate.

A total of 98 332 candidates registered for the examination but 92 867 sat.

The announcement of the results was done by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr William Susuwele Banda

The Minister said  out of the 41 708 female candidates who sat for the examination, 17 887 have passed representing a 42.89 per cent pass rate.

The examination management body also says out of the 51 159 male candidates who sat for this examination, 28884 candidates passed representing a 56. 46 pass rate.

Only one student from Zomba Catholic Secondary School, Arthur Promise Chibondo, has scooped six points.

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tiko
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tiko

The curriculum was designed in such a way that assessment will include continuous assessment. May be if that was included spanning a period of 4 years, the final results could have improved. someone should sue MANEB/ MoEST on this.

BigMan
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BigMan

What do you expect from a country that has no leadership in government? Everything is going in the wrong direction apart from the first ladies bank balance.

Nedson Kaunda
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Nedson Kaunda

Made me giggle with laughter on your comment….

johnbwanyama
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johnbwanyama

This is not a true reflection of the performance of students the passing percentage should be around 20 tom30% not as announced by maneb those are doctored results, Do a research the whole country and check the end of term results for the same students who seem to have passed you will be shocked and i even challenge maneb to show the raw grades from marked scripts just to prove that they are not cheating the Nation.

Jason Bailer
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Jason Bailer

The results tells the whole story. Those are the correct standards of Malawi. Google and check the how it stands on the world universities where university of Malawi falls, let alone on the African chart. The best graduates the country had are those who started at Chichiri then those who graduated the first 3 to 6 years after moving to Chirunga. The reason behind that was because three quarters of the lecturers were wazungus. Check the period when late Matembo Mzunda was dean of the faculty of law, most law graduates were from the north. He was saying those from… Read more »

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

Meaning the dudes who have failed are std 8 graduates ?kkkkkkk koma Nyasaland

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Only one 6 points student from Zombaaa???NOT from Chaminadhee???Arthur Promise Chibondo ?????Not Chimaliro from Karongaaa or Rumphi!! Is this QUARTER AGAIN????KKKKKK,Nzeru sizaaTumbuka pera !!!!Wali yose wali namahara kkkkkk.Standard 8 kkkk from Phalombe kkkk not from Mzimba or Karonga or Runphi kkkkk?????
Saanati aLomwe akulowelerani muchipinda kkkkkk.Munatchera kumwezi aTumbuka nkhanga zaona kkkk.Palibe zaPhwezi yapaa!!!Chaminadheee yapa,Ekwendeni yapaaa kkkk koma waLomwe kkkkk.Bravo South kkkkkk.ARevrend Nyondo mukuti chianiii ?????mumanamiza kkkkkk????

Nalingula
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Nalingula

@Mwini …It is Such DPP myopic and twisted Thinking which has Destroyed Malawi.While am not happy that my St Patricks-Mzedi is not in the Top Ten …Chamenade mutodana nayoyo is there at 7 points.Let Brains Go to School not Tribes.Quota system is Only affecting Poor Parents who can’t afford to Pay for their Kids Higher Education .Achina Nyondo mukuwanenawo Ana awo amatophunzira ku Scotland mpaka ma Masters..
.They only Fight for those who have Brains but are being Frustrated because the Powers that Be have decided Tribes should be …number one Criteria for Higher Education.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

It just shows Maneb is not applying consistent grading standards across years. Something is definitely wrong at Maneb.

National CEO
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National CEO

MANEB or the teachers?

Chilaz
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Chilaz

NORTHERN REGION 9.2%
CENTRAL 18.5%
SOUTHERN REGION 72.3%

SO I HERE!!!

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

@Chilaz
Those numbers you have listed, are they the pass rates or something else? Like, are they the percentage of students from the regions in secondary schools?
Here needs to know.

Kestern wa Mafuta Centre
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Kestern wa Mafuta Centre

Congratulations my fellow from BOCCO for scooping 6 points. It shows that Box 2 is still the same no change from time back upnto now.

Chilaz
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Chilaz

So if we have more geniuses coming from the SOUTH, then QUOTA SYS MAY CONTINUE!!!!