BY BLAIR MHONE
The Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) has released 2021 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination results with 63, 949 out of 123, 008 candidates passing, representing a 51.99% pass rate.
This is the highest pass rate of MSCE examinations in the past three years.
Speaking during the announcement of the results, Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje said although there is improvement, her Ministry will continue working with the support of President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to see to it that there is further improvement.
“Government will continue to invest in management and provide resources to schools to ensure better performance,” said Nyalonje.
The minister also thanked all teachers countrywide for their commitment to produce results amidst various challenges they faced.
On her part Executive Director for MANEB, Professor Dorothy Nampota said the successful administration of the 2021 MSCE examinations is attributed to several factors, among them, orientation of examination administrators, signing of contractual agreements with the examinations administrators.
She also revealed that out of 57,999 female candidates who sat for this examination, 26, 311 have passed representing 45.36% pass rate and out of 65,009 male candidates who sat for the examination 37, 638 have passed, representing 57.90% pass rate.
“Out of the 508 Special Needs Education (SNE) candidates who sat for this examination, 213 have passed and this represents 41.93 % pass rate.
“Out of the 262 SNE male candidates who sat for this examination, 115 have passed and this represents 43.89% pass rate. While out of the 246 SNE female candidates who sat for this examination, 98 have passed representing 39.84 % pass rate,” revealed Nampota.
Zomba Urban has emerged top while the Central East Education Division is also topping the pass rate, beating the other five education divisions.
Furthermore, a total of 14 schools have registered 100 % pass rate while 6 schools have registered 0 % pass rate.