The administration of Malawi Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) Examinations has started on a good note in Blantyre Urban.
A visit to Chichiri and Zingwangwa Secondary Schools show that no challenges in relation to the administering of the reinstated examinations have been reported. Additionally, students with special needs have been given support during the examinations.
Prescot Khama, a supervisor at Chichiri Secondary School Centre says the students at his centre were ready to take the exams. “So far we haven’t faced any challenge.
It seems the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) had prepared well to administer this years’ examinations. All the necessary material
and exams papers were delivered on time. By 8 am, the students were ready to take the exams as the exams timetable directs.” Said Khama.
Concurring with Khama, Lucy Mvula, a supervisor at Zingwangwa Secondary school centre says the students were equally organised.
Over 135,000 students are sitting for this year’s JCE examinations.
The DPP led government abolished JCE examinations on cost implications but many scholars condemned the move as detrimental to the quality ofeducation standards in the country.