Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje on Wednesday inspected some secondary schools in the central region where she appreciated the progress of a re-sit of the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) which commenced on Tuesday, 5 January 2021.
The re-administration of the examination comes after the cancellation of the 2020 MSCE exams on November 4 [last year] after the leaked of many papers.
Speaking to the media after the inspection, Nyalonje said she is impressed with the security and the observation of Covid-19 prevention measures in all inspected schools.
“So far so good. I am impressed that the re-sitting of the MSCE examinations is on the right track after the cheating and leakage occurrence last year,” she said.
Nyalonje further disclosed that she has not received any complaints from students and all parties involved in the administering of the examination.
“Have seen a very tighten security in all schools I have visited. Apart from that, invigilators and students observe the Covid-19 prevention measures. This is what I am impressed with,” she said.
The minister has since urged the public to report any examination malpractices they may encounter, saying government is monitoring the process closely to ensure it goes smoothly.
Nyalonje also called on teachers to safeguard the examination process, saying examinations are the key to integrity of every candidate.
In her remarks, one of the students sitting for the exams at Loyola secondary school Takondwa Chizankufa said everything is going well.
According to her, students were well prepared despite given a shortest period to rewrite the examination.
Apart from Loyola, the minister also visited Chayamba secondary school where over 20 students were arrested in last year after being found with leaked papers.
Before Kasungu, minister Nyalonje visited Mponera community day secondary school in Dowa where she was also impressed with the progress.
During the day, students were writing Biology practical paper.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :