A spot check in Mzuzu on Tuesday has shown that the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) practical examinations have started on a good note.
Metro’s visit to a number of examination centres in Mzuzu including Katoto and St Peters Catholic secondary schools indicates that there is tight security and strict observance of COVID-19 prevention measures.
Samuel Nyirenda, who doubles as chairperson for examinations committee and head of science department at Katoto Secondary School expressed optimism saying “this time around, the examinations will run smoothly till the last paper is written.”
Form four students across the country are re-sitting MSCE examinations following leakage of some papers last year. The re-administration of the examinations has costed Government an extra K4.5 billion.
However security was observed in most schools as MDF soldiers were deployed to man the writing of of practical questions.
According to MANEB this has been the case to avoid a precedence of earlier scenario of exam leakage.
Regardless of such security enforcements certain quarters we seen posting exam papers on social media claiming the recent exam has been leaked again.
In retaliation Mister of Education Agnes Nyalonje warned this posting of fake information which she further warned that anyone spreading false rumours like such will be arrested.