Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) in conjunction with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has finally released the much awaited 2015 Malawi School Certificate of education (MSCE) Examination with a 55.2 percent pass rate.
According to a statement from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology which Nyasa Times has a copy, out of 136,296 candidates who wrote the exams in atleast six subjects including English, 75,296
candidates have passed, representing a 55.2% pass rate.
Out of 61,582 female candidates 30,010 candidates have qualified for the award of MSCE, representing 48.73 percent pass rate.
The statement said out of 74,714 male candidates 65,286 have qualified for the award of MSCE, presenting 60.61 percent pass rate.
”Out of 80,958 internal candidates who sat for this year’s examination, in at least six subjects including English, 46,422 have qualified for the award of MSCE representing 57.34% pass rate,” reads the statement in part.
And out of 26,741 external candidates who sat for the exams, 14,370 have passed, representing 53.74 percent pass rate.
According to the statement, out of 28,597 open candidates 14,504 have passed, representing 50.72 percent pass rate.
38 candidates have been disqualified in the examination for contravening MANEB regulations.
”The letter ‘D’ appears against the names of such candidates on the pass/fail list,” adds the statement.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Maneb Public Relations Officer, Simeon Maganga, said 454 candidates have their results withheld pending investigations.
And candidates who wrote the exams without following entry procedures have nor been graded and their results do not appear on the pass/fail list.
Maneb says it will entertain queries from candidates channelled through Heads of Examination Centres not late than November 27, 2015.
This year’s results have seen a rise in the pass rate comparing to last year’s 54.8 percent.
For the past three years, the MSCE exams have been recording a successive increase in pass rate. In 2013 MSCE pass rate was 52.48 percent.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :