Malawi posts MSCE results, only one student has scored 7 points the highest this year

Malawian students have not performed well in the country’s annual Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) according to the results released by Ministry of Education Science and Technology (Moest) in conjunction with the Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb).

The MSCE is the English equivalent of the O-levels certificate. Students aspiring to go to university have an MSCE.

A statement signed by Secretary for Education, Science and Technology Justin Saidi, shows the results have been less than impressive as out of 197 286 candidates who sat for this year’s MSCE examinations, 124 745 candidates have qualified for the award of the certificate, representing a 63 per cent pass rate.

Out of the 93,469 female students who sat for the examination in at least six subjects including English, 54,325 candidates have qualified for the award of MSCE, representing a 58.12%.

According to the statement, 70,420 male students out of 103,817 have qualified for the award of the certificate representing 67.83 % pass rate.

Maneb has also confirmed that three papers were leaked and that 29 people have been arrested for leaking the exams.

Only one student has scored seven points, which is also the highest score for this year.

Overworked teachers were  partly to blame for the poor resultsas they  disillusioned because of the appalling conditions they work in, including low salaries.

Instead of teaching, most of the lowly paid teachers spent their time moonlighting in private schools or engaging in other businesses to make end meet.

One teacher said that teachers were forced to engage in other extra-carricula activities because they cannot make ends meet due to the meagre salaries which also are delayed.

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GonapaDindi
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Yes ! Mayeso azitero! MANEB exams should be respected ! Osati anthu azingokhonza coz they know each year the format and type of exams ! A certificate should be earned ! With hard work and brilliance ! Osati zongowonela ndi kuloweza mayeso! Bravo MANEB. Best results in a long time

Political commentator
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This is one of the best results of the century together with 2007 results. There is too much leakage of examinantions. Its this same exam Body that dismissed the story about Exam leakage this year, and they vehemently dismissed the rumours even when the exam papers were seen on social media (real questions). Now they are comfirming to be true that exams were leaked……I dont trust this body at all. This MANEB thing is contributing to the downfall of education in Malawi because their exams are not proffessional at all.

izi nzatonse
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Makhonzedwe aanthu ndi mmene tilili zizigwirizana, osati chinyenga aphunzitsi ayi. Every year excellent results, but anthu ake failure when it comes to delivery. Anthu akale zinkakhonza chonchi and zinali zolimbikira. Because of razziness sowed in many schools through their exam coaching tactics we are really failures and blame throwers to politicians. Stop pointing fingers at one another, but rather stay focussed and see what is the problem to work on that for better everything in this country God gave us.

mvula ikagwa
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Ikagwa zoliralira kuchuluka. To me this is the best results osati ma 6 mpaka 20. The problem with current current education is that the students are only coached the real exam scenario, not prepared for the after class survival skills. No wonder when selected to go to the university what they obtain at msce never show up. Just imagine ndi ku university komwe kwayambikanso ma part time, whats that? Modindi tsogolo lkanjieducation yathu ikufetsa? Ena ndiye ma aassignment akumalembetsa kwa abale awo nkumapatsana pa whattsup. Vuto is the way we perceive the exams. Timangofuna timenye boo zafuture we don’t care.… Read more »

333
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The majority of our students nowadays are reckless with school they put much concentration on social life as compared to academics

chilungamo
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chilungamo

zachitika ndiachikape, maneb imatayilila then anthu amayamba kuonera mayeso. ..akatelo azichonga mopoila kukhaulisa anthu osalakwa….a kuyenera akonze kulikulu komweko, asamaphwekese otherwise akupwetekesa mwana wosalakwa, analimbikira koma amugaila zima points zambili mbili

Aka
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Aka

The last paragraphs are demeaning to teachers! I am not one of them but a product of the same teachers.
We have also to think about our sons and daughters who sat for the exams. They are partly to blame because their focuss is 40% on sex. What do they value in life? They are pre-occupied with cell phones and zibwenzi etc. The concentration on real things that may help them shape a better future are slowly diminishing.

Chemjambe
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Chemjambe

We expect our kids to perform well when the teachers are lowly paid and not even getting that peanut salary in time.
Our preorities as a country are indeed upside down…..education is a basic necessity of any society and yet we are neglecting it..shame!!!
What we know best is using our kids/youths to paint themselves party colors with paint and we are happy

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Were the teachers better paid in the previous years when results were good?

Domasi Teacher
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Domasi Teacher

Komanso how do u expect a teacher with 30 points kukaphunzitsa mwana wa school kuti akhonze 6 points? In addition, look at some of the Domasi Diploma teachers, aaaaa ndisaname most of them leave alot to be desired, kuti awa angaphunzitse ku Secondary awa, primary school teacher koma mukumupasa form 3/4 why?

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Not correct reasoning. It is the same teachers who have been producing impressive results in the previous years. Things can’t just change so suddenly. Maneb’s grading of students simply lacks consistency.

Keleb Machete
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Keleb Machete

U don’t know what’s in Domasi. Ask u shall b told, it produces real secondary xul teachers, remove yo wrong perception

GonapaDindi
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So illogical! Think before you speak

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