Teachers embezzle exam fees as students fail to sit for MSCE

Some 12 students at a private school in Balaka have failed to sit for their Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) after some teachers swindled their examination fees.

Lindiwe Chide: Matter being investigated

Each one of them had paid over K20,000 as examination fees but school authorities failed to remit the money to the Malawi National Examination Board.
The head teacher at Tsogolo Private Secondary School in Nkaya,  Patrick Chileka confirmed the incident.
“We gave money to our member of staff to go and pay for the examination fees but he did not pay,” said the head teacher.
The incident has angered parents who want stern action against the school owners and management.
Benedicto Kondowe, an education activist said all those involved should be arrested and there should be a way of helping the students.
“This should be condemned. The students have worked hard for four years and to deprive them of their right to sit for an examination is inhuman,” he said.
The students, all wearing sad faces said they feared for their future because they cannot sit for the examination because there has been change in the MSCE syllabus.
Ministry of Education spokesperson Lindiwe Chide said the government was investigating the matter.
Some school head teachers and directors were arrested in Blantyre for embezzling money meant for primary school leaving certificate candidates identity cards forcing the learners fail to sit for their examination
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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Kuba is now fashionable aided by the president himself. The looting culture has now been emended in the psyche of any ordinary Malawian.

mapuyamurupare
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mapuyamurupare

I think makolo a anawa ndi mbuli. Headmaster wa sukuluyi ndi mbuli. Mkulu wa MANEB not mbuzi komanso mbuli. This is 2018 you mean people are falling to pay for exams direct to the account of exam Body and check in advance whether they are eligible to sit for exams or not. Provide 2 weeks for ñstudents to check their exam numbers and deal with any challenges during that time. Not reaching to the extent of completely missing the exams. Then somebody is not doing his/her job right. How can you send a member of staff who has not been… Read more »

angoni apaphata
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angoni apaphata

angoni apaphata akuti zimenezi ndu za u chidempete. Makobili ananyamula cash pokalipira. Sukulu ilibe bank account kuti atha kumalemba ma cheke? Amene anaba siotumidwayo. A eni ake a sukulu ndi amene akuyenera kufinyidwa. Akatha kufinyidwa Take all his property and ngakhale even that is not enough Maneb aloleni ana onsewo apatsidwe a reasonable grade like basing on mock exams. Musaphe tsogolo la ana chifukwa cha anthu adyera. I plead with you maned consider this komanso kuopa precedence osalola payment by cash as a rule ndiye palibe amene adziti ndinanyamula chaponda kukalipira mayeso a ana.

chilungamo
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chilungamo

when did the students knew that they cannot be allowed to write the exams? I believe this could have been discovered much earlier prior to the exams and be fixed. Yes the teachers are absolutely wrong but the students needed to be wise enough to discover the shit.

Mbanji
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Discovery for students could’ve been a bit problematic as a list of those to sit for exams comes very close to a day exams are supposed to start.

Chisoni
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Chisoni

Pay the teachers enough money and they will not think of stealing. The stealing can not be condoned of course.

Awize
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Awize

So, the candidates are the victims here. These half-baked teachers are used to doing this nonsense to innocent students. Ana ambiri tsogolo lawo lasokonekera kamba kosalemba mayeso ndipo pano ambiri adakwatira and aphunzitsiwo are scot-free. This must come to an end. Cash-based transactions are prone to abuse and emblezlement by greedy individuals. All students to pay their fees at the bank and bring in a stamped deposit slip for reconciliation. These schools must have a “policy” known as Fees Payment Policy, they need that at all cost. Running a school is a serious business, osamapanga phada ndi ndalama zaweni. Its… Read more »

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