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Malawi Gaming and Lotteries Authority donates K15 million towards MANEB exam fees for the needy students

Nampota and Magla official

The Malawi Gaming and Lotteries Authority (Magla) has contributed K15 million to the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) to fund examination fees for 753 candidates. During a symbolic cheque presentation at Maneb headquarters in Zomba, Magla Director General Rachel Mijiga explained that the authority chose to assist the candidates upon learning that 29,817 individuals were unable to afford their examination fees.

“The Gaming Act of 2022 mandates us to provide social services, hence when we heard the news that there are other students that have not paid their examination fees, we thought it wise to come and reach out to Maneb and make a contribution for 752 pupils that are going to sit for different examinations nationwide,” he said.

Receiving the donation, Maneb executive director Professor Dorothy Nampota said it was good news that Magla has come to the rescue of the candidates.

“I am glad to say that examination fees for almost all candidates have been paid,” she said.

Nampota said the rest of the candidates who will not sit for the national examinations either withdrew from school due to factors such as early marriages or relocated.

This year 610 000 candidates are expected to sit for the Malawi School Certificate of Education, Junior Certificate of Education and Primary School Certificate of Education nationwide.

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