We Will Stick to Examination Calendar - MANEB
The Malawi National Examinations Board- MANEB says will stick to its academic calendar regardless of when schools closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This means those sitting for Primary School Leaving Certificate as well as the Malawi School Leaving Certificate Examinations will stick to the calendar as it were breaking in March this year.
MANEB Executive Director Gerald Chiunda says the remaining period for commencement of examinations has not been affected even now with schools opening in September.
Chiunda believes the time given to the schools is enough for revisions and preparation of exams.
"Government closed schools on 23rd March, which was 30 days to the examinations commencement date. Now that schools are reopening on 7th September, its just the same," said Chiunda
Independent Schools Association of Malawi President Joseph Patel has welcomed the idea. He however feels there is a need for schools to put in more effort in mentoring students as the period they have been out of school has been long and will greatly effect them.
"We feel this is alright considering that most of the Standard 8 learners had finished learning, it was time for revision. So I am sure the time given to learners and students is enough and teachers should use this time to bridge the gap," said Patel.
MANEB Examinations are scheduled to commence on 30th September and 28th October respectively.
A total of 154, 146 students are expected to sit for MSCE with 302,968 learners expected to sit for PSLCE this year.