MDF Takes Lead in 2020 MSCE Examinations

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The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB), has announced to the public that the 2020 Malawi School Certificate of Educations (MSCE) Examinations will be re –administered from 5th to 29th January, 2021 with the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) taking the lead in security.

MANEB says the re –administration of the Examination has been necessitated by the cancellation of the 2020 MSCE Examinations on the 4th of November, 2020, and the subsequent directive by the President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to re–administer the Examinations not later than January, 2021.

The Board is assuring the public that it has put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a credible Examination.
In a statement dated 8th December, 2020 signed by the Acting Executive Director, Professor Dorothy Nampota on re –administering of the 2020 MSCE Examination, MANEB says preparations for the re–administration of the examinations are on track and progressing, saying Examinations security is jointly being provided by MDF and the Malawi Police Service (MPS) with the MDF taking the lead.

MANEB says the timetable has been drawn and delivery to the District Education Managers (DEMs) offices has commenced and will be completed in 4 days’ time, saying secondary school heads are being advised to collect copies of the timetable from their respective DEM’s offices while the list of items for Science Practical examination will be dispatched together with the timetable.

“As advised by the Ministry of Education, schools should not demand fees for Practical Examination from candidates since the fee aspect will be shouldered by Government,’’reads the statement in part.

MANEB says names of teachers to administer the examination are ready and it will conduct briefing sessions for the teachers to acquaint them with skills and knowledge on examination administration.

The Board says deadline for submission of Identity Card queries for the 2020 MSCE candidates to its offices is 15th December, 2020.