Examination administrators, the Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) has cut the number of invigilators for the ongoing Malawi School Certificate of Education.
Maneb spokesperson Simeon Maganga said the decision was arrived at after noting that the number of the teachers who were invigilating the examination was bloated.
“There was an over allocation of the teachers in some centres. They told us they needed 10 invigilators when actually all candidates were in one hall so there were 11 invigilators for one room, that is the waste of money,” said Maganga.
One of the teachers who has been fired said they were only told on Sunday to leave their duty stations of examinations.
The MSCE examinations are supposed to end on July 17, 2017.