Malawi exam fraud forces govt to cancels MSCE, to be re-administered in March 2021: K4.5 bn

Malawi National Examination Board  (Maneb) in conjunction with Ministry of Education has cancelled the  Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) following a leakage of this year’s school examination papers and Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje has said  the MSCE will be re-administered from March 9 2021.

George Chiunda from Malawi National Examinations Board making his comment-Photo Arkangel Tembo, Mana
Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje says the Tonse Alliance government is committed to source money for new examination despite that it will be a big task

Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Wednesday, Nyalonje said government will come up with new examination that can be trusted and accepted by everyone.

According to the Minister, government will need K4.5 billion to administer new examination.

Nyalonje said the Tonse Alliance government is committed to source money for new examination despite that it will be a big task.

She said President Lazarus Chakwera is passionate about education and wants to see the exams re-administered.

Malawians have  pexpressed anger that the examinations board failed to put in place security measures to prevent leakage.

Maneb executive director Gerald Chiunda told reporters  that there is high possibility that the leakage was initiated at the board  and there is need to properly investigate the matter.

He has since expressed disappointment over the conduct, saying government invests a lot in the administration of examination.

Chiunda said those behind leakage must be taken to task.

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Eddie
Eddie
7 months ago

The Maneb Executive is Gerald Chiunda AND NOT GEORGE CHIUNDA

Kapilikoni
Kapilikoni
7 months ago

As a nation we need to come up with a solution that will bring to an end the problem of exam leakage. We should embrace on what other countries are doing. The level of security should be overhauled.

President Chisokonezo
7 months ago

Chiunda is the main culprit. How does he treats his workers from sacking of directors. Therefore this is pure sabotage

DAVITE
DAVITE
7 months ago

From my knowledge, a C.E.O may not and ever leak the so called exam papers, but i think the junior staff could. But because you said the guy is blue, that’s the only crime he is having here. And maybe, It is the Tonse alliance guys who did this, in order for them to paint black those suspected to be cadets at the institution.

Sand
Sand
7 months ago

#Chiundamustfall# tired of this. Students from rural areas suffered a lot preparing this exam & here comes chiunda with poor security at maneb, that’s no sense. He is a big culprit.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

No need to back Chiunda here. He is the top most man at Maneb and whatever happened he is accountable. I wonder why here in Malawi we tend to back CEOs who make blunders. I have seen a number of football managers taken the blame for losses. Have you heard a minister or PS or CEO taking the blame here in Malawi? This the biggest problem we have. Leaders must learn to accept their failures and that will give those to succeed them a lesson and room to improve. Gerald Chiunda must go. Those responsible must be arrested and prosecuted.… Read more »

Raphael
Raphael
7 months ago

Chiunda is the best Ceo maneb has ever had. He has completely changed the face of maneb and brought complete financial disciple to the institution. It is one of the Bnb parastatals that are not govt reliant. You want him out just because of where he was born you say he is blue – how will Malawi develop ????

China
China
7 months ago

Chiunda cadet wachabechabe inu a Tonse Alliance remove all these cadets in top positions they leaked this dala

Donda wa Donda
Donda wa Donda
7 months ago

Just fire the entire top brass of MANEB. These guys are pro-DPP Government and they have nothing to do with credibility whatsoever. Keep them at your own risk. They have a hidden motive from their masters and please know their secret is too deep. They should now be scheming another way of doing it. Would you wonder if the best performing schools would be Mulanje and Phalombe simply by leaking the papers not necessarily to students but teachers. I can foretell as follows: Exam papers will be given to teachers from the Lhomwe belt to prepare their students to pass… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Donda wa Donda
Iyam
Iyam
7 months ago

Honestly we are a sick and sick and sick nation. Moti up to 2020 since we started having these very expensive and inconvinciencing leaks over 25 years ago, these governements have not yet benchmarked how other counties, not in the west, but within the very sub saharan Africa administer such examinations? I feel for the taxpayer, the students and the parents who have invested their hard earned money and effort, only to have the resources go down the drain like this. Zoona Malawi we are able kutaya nthawi and resources like this in the year of our Lord 2020 chifukwa… Read more »

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