Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) has decried the effects of fake Facebook pages which continue to mislead people in relation to 2015 much awaited Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) 2015 examination results.
Maneb has been forced to come out to disown Facebook pages following the news that the MSCE examination results were waiting for President Peter Mutharika and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s confirmation.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Maneb Public Relations Officer, Simeon Maganga disclosed that the processing of the examination results was underway.
”MANEB has noted with great concern the spread of false “news” on social media about the release of 2015 MSCE examination results,” complained Maganga.
Maganga said the processing of the 2015 MSCE examination was still underway.
”As per tradition, MANEB in conjuction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, will announce the release of the results as soon as processing is finished in the soonest possible
time,” added Maganga.
He could not however disclose when the examination results will be out.
One of the fake Facebook pages Maneb has disowned disclosed on Saturday that the examining body will release the results very soon as all the processes for the results are ready.
”Very soon they will be out after the Ministry of education confirmation and the office of the president,” reads the message on Facebook purportedly from Maneb.
The 2014 MSCE examination results recorded a pass-rate increase at 54.8 percent compared to 52.48 percent recorded in 2013.
Out of 130, 293 candidates who wrote the examination in 2014, 71,486 qualified for the award of MSCE certificate.
Only 26 candidates were disqualified for failing to adhere to examination regulations.