Over 144 500 students set for 2013 MSCE exams

The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) says all is set for this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations which start this week.

MANEB Executive Director, Roy Hauya, said over 144 500 students will be sitting for their examinations in 1032 centres scheduled run from this Wednesday, June 26, until July 26th.

“We have about 144 504 registered students but there could be slightly more than this because we always get late registrations,” said Hauya.

He said his body was set to administer the examinations by providing every candidate the best environment and ensuring that none is put at disadvantage or advantage due to shortfalls in its management of the system.

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In order to ensure that issues of cheating and corruption are dealt with, Hauya said they were working together with other stakeholders like the Ant Corruption Bureau (ACB), Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM), Private Schools Association of Malawi, Police as well officials from the Ministry of Education.

The executive director then called on the general public to report any suspicious activities involving examinations in a bid to ensure that the final results are authentic.

“Preparing examinations is not always a matter of controlling leakages. There is a lot being done in order to conduct and manage examinations at the highest level.

“Next week when exams start will have put in place a team that is capable of managing the examinations and we always emphasise to the team, professionalism, dignity and sacrifice, as they do this work and that’s the process we have already gone through,” explained Hauya.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Home Affairs, Uladi Mussa, has advised the Malawian students to avoid cheating during the forthcoming examinations.

Mussa was speaking at Chipoka Secondary School in Salima District over the weekend during a farewell party of the Form Four students.

The minister warned the students that they would face the long arm of the law if they are found cheating.

“Cheating is a very bad behaviour,” he advised, “Be good students so that you progress your education because today’s world needs industrious as well as educated people.”

Mussa, who is also Member of Parliament for Salima South then implored girls to work extra hard and compete with their male counterparts in obtaining good grades.

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