Form 4 students back to school Dec 28, no extra fees – Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education has directed that Form four students should report back to their respective schools on December 28, 2020 so that they prepare for the re-writing of the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), Examinations.

Mussa:Form Four students should report back to their respective schools on the 28th of December, 2020 so that they prepare for the re-sitting of the MSCE

According to a statement issued by  Ministry of Education Principal Secretary Chikondano Mussa, this directive is applicable to all public and private  secondary schools.

Following the cancellation of the form four exams, President Lazarus Chakwera, directed that MSCE examinations be re-administered not later than January 2021.

The Ministry said  is aware that at the time of cancellation of examinations, Form Four students had not fully utilized their fees for term three which is normally paid in full and therefore directs that  “no school shall demand fees from the students as examinations will be administered within one month from the day the students report at school.”

On examination fees, the Ministry said no  student will be required to pay Examination Fees  “as this cost will be shouldered by Government.”

The ministry further said no school shall demand fees for practicals from students because the cost will be shouldered by government.

In the statement, the ministry said newly selected Form One students should report for schools on 1st February, 2021, after the Form four students finish their examinations.

“This is so that we create space and  avoid congesting the schools so that schools can keep up COVID-19 preventive measures,” it reads.

The Ministry has further directed that continuing forms 2, 3 and 4 students, should report on 5 January 5, 2021, for the 2021 academic calendar.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
6 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Johnson
Johnson
8 months ago

Ife tikufikira a president atiuze zoona. Paja amatero anduna amanena zina a president amabwera ndikukufufuta za anduna ndikutiuza zina. Tiziona.

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
8 months ago

But there is no date when the actual exams start. You mean the students will just go without knowing when the actual exams will start.

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
8 months ago

Why spoil children’s festive mood by telling them to report for schools amidst the xmass/new year festive week? Push it to Monday 4th January 2021. There is nothing students will gain by reporting on Monday 28th December because that day itself is a public holiday as Boxing day is a Saturday 26th December and just two days later on 31st December we have new year eve which is a half working day in many govt institutions. Please ministry education officials let children enjoy their festive season without interruptions. When president Chakwera said exams be written in January he didn’t mean… Read more »

Esnarth Yaluwera
Esnarth Yaluwera
8 months ago

Say Government will shoulder the costs through our Tax. We shouldn’t forget that part.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
8 months ago

kkkk nzachidziwikire akangoti Gov its already our taxes kkkkk

Chillz
Chillz
8 months ago

I don’t see a problem in that the govt is shouldering the cost with out tax.

Wondering if the old guards at MANEB have gone yet. They have nothing to offer to our education system and hence the future if our nation.

Read previous post:
Mangochi Secondary School students riot, torch dining hall: 162 boys suspended

Irate students at Mangochi Secondary School went on the rampage on Saturday evening and set ablaze their dining hall and...

Close