No medical certificate, no exam marking beginning 2019 —MANEB

Teachers who will be deemed medically unfit by health practitioners should forget participating in the process of marking examinations administered by the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB), according to the Board.

Chiunda: Mandatory fitness certificates

In a statement seen by Nyasa Times, the Board has pointed out that most teachers it hires for the marking exercise are not up to it based on their health conditions.

MANEB administer, among others, the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) and the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.

Technically, qualified teachers in various schools in the country apply to take part in the exercises.

According to MANEB’s statement signed by executive director, Gerald Chiunda, sometimes the health conditions of the markers “compromises” the output of the result.

It said it would effect the mandatory fitness certificates beginning this year.

But education commentator and executive director of Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC), Benedito Kondowe, said MANEB’s demand was “unnecessary.”

He said: “The same teachers being asked to produce the certificates are the ones who are delivering on the ground. I know the reason MANEB is doing this is because there is a lot of abscondment amongst teachers when they begin the marking process. But there should be a better way to deal with it.”

Kondowe suggested that when teachers begin the marking process they should not excuse themselves on premise of sickness without proof of a certified medical report.

“That is the better way out rather than demanding for a medical report even before the actual marking process. I am sure most teachers would be around for the exercise considering the process involved in obtaining a report,” said Kondowe.

A teacher in Mzuzu, Mzoma Chirwa, also told Zodiak Radio that he was surprised that MANEB was demanding for the medical certificates when they “successfully teach” without them in the schools.

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johnbwanyama
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johnbwanyama

Let us avoid the medical exercise and let us see how the maneb is going to mark the exam united we stand divided we stand.

Guantanamo
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Guantanamo

What we teachers must do is that none of us must produce medical certificate, and then see what Maneb can achieve.

Teachers voted enmass for APM in 2014 but this govt doesn’t show gratitude

mjomba
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mjomba

lembanu anu ochona osati zodalira aphunzitsi and set stupid rules

Chimulilenji 2
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Is that not discrimination against people who are HIV positive or other diseases

njungunju
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njungunju

Why??? IF all teachers are not fit who is going to mark Exam; MANEB does not pay Teachers their allowance in time hence they abscond to find food somewhere; The environment in which these teachers are accommodated is alot to be desired ; the food they eat during exam marking is pathetic that they can be sick; This is combination of nuisance; Chain of nuisance;

Kambani
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Kambani

I used to mark MSCE before I quit teaching and the exercise is so demanding that it is sheer impudence to further demand medical certificate for one to mark examinations. You wake up very early and knock of so late just to increase the number of papers you mark in a day as you are paid according to the number of papers you mark. When other Civil Servants work outside duty station they are given DSA before they leave. But teachers cannot be given DSA. I feel for my fellow teachers still in the profession. What the government does to… Read more »

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Nanunso inu what is the connection here? is Maneb Governement? Utumbuka basi

mbutuma
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mbutuma

Ndaonavimo cannot even spell government kkkkkkk. Mlomwe paja school ndi apongozi. Better shut up than embarrassing yourself on this forum. Another Chimulirenji iwe eti fotseki.