Child protection NGO wants govt to set supplementary exam for MSCE failures

A child protection NGO has advised the government to set supplementary examination for failures of this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE).

Chisenga: prolonging the process to re-write the exams may lead to high levels of school dropouts,

Eye of the Child willing Form 4 students who failed the examination this year should be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations in view of poor 2020 MSCE results.

Out of 138,000 candidates who sat for the exams, only 57,293 passed translating into a pass rate of 41.42 %.

The child rights organisation says it concerned with the period the learners would have to wait for the upcoming 2021 MSCE exams and results considering the challenges they already encountered in the 2020 exams.

Advocacy Officer for the organisation, Memory Chisenga, contends that prolonging the process to re-write the exams may lead to high levels of school dropouts, early marriages and teen pregnancies mainly among girls.

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4 days ago

Why is it difficult to get this? Exam leakage equals high pass rate (over the past years). No exam leakage equals low pass rate. People have been cheating all along.
The solution is to go back in class.

William Chirwa
4 days ago

Supplementary examinations will set a wrong signal to the pupils that if we fail enmasse we will have a second chance. Failure of the reexamed examinations is a sign that our learners are highly addicted to the culture of exam leaks and those who failed should not be given another life line. Simply there are no material for tertiary education nor award of MSCE certificate. Wasting resources for the third time as we have no other priorities

4 days ago

During my time only 17% passed but unfortunately we had no one to fight for us

4 days ago

All they need to do is to rewrite

Muzi Phiri
4 days ago

I agree with this organization it has a point!

4 days ago

Hope this NGO will fund those exams , just purposing without telling us where the money will come from , behaving like primary teacher asking for Covid 19 , Without thinking that government paid their salary for 9 Months without teaching ,you hypocrite

4 days ago

A Malawi penapake ufulu tikuutengera aaaah. Alepheraalephera akabwereze…

So you want government to force mbola to university and eventually weed them ….?

Last edited 4 days ago by Name
4 days ago

I support this approach. It should not be for this year only, make it a policy issue which will enable learners to graduate with something of their level. This does not replace repeating, but supplement the exit strategy. Amene sakuva tikunenazi mutifuse.

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