The Board's publicist, Mayamiko Chiwaya says as of Monday, 243, 059 candidates have electronically registered for the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) exams while 117, 195 have paid.
Chiwaya adds, out of the 151,665 candidates who have registered for the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE), 34, 498 have paid.
In the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), 158,753 students have thus registered this far, but 124, 248 are yet to pay for their examination subjects.
She indicates that almost halfway into the exercise, the board has not registered any challenges.
However, an educationist, Dr. Foster Lungu is worried to note that a considerable number of candidates has registered, but less than half has paid for their examinations, calling on MANEB to check before the deadline.
"We need to find out why a few people have paid. I hope MANEB should be able to explain because they should have done a quick survey or follow ups with schools to see why that is the case. But my hope is that the students have paid and that maybe it's a system issue so once they rectify it their payment should reflect," he said.
The examination registration is running from September 18, 2023 to December 22, while the payment through seven mobile money and bank platforms, will close on December 31, this year.
Last year, scores of students sat for the differed examinations after their teachers and school administrators duped them of their examination fee
The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) says it has so far registered about 553,477 candidates for 2024 national examinations through the electronic systems, almost halfway into the exercise.