Malawi is abolishing the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examination and government has also stopped printing of Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE ) go save cost as part of the ongoing Public Service Reform Program.
Public Service Reforms Management Unit spokesperson,Constance Kilimo, confirmed that President Peter Muntharika has approved the reforms, saying the organisations were communicated to “ start implementation from October 1 (2015). “
Pupils and guardians who want to have documentation on the PSLCE will have to request the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB for a transcript, according to Kalimo.
Kalimo said Maneb will be saving K20 million in printing costs of PSLCE and another K2 billion on the decision concerning JCE.
Maneb proposed to abolish JCE as they believe that the paper has lost value and is not in demand by employers.
Commenting in the Daily Times newspaper, education expert Dr Steve Sharra said the rationale behind the decisions seems to be more about economic necessity than changes in the society.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :