About 298 000 pupils across the country’s primary schools on Wednesday began sitting for their primary school leaving certificate of education (PLSCE) examinations which are expected to end Friday.
Sitting for exams on the floor
The exams are said to have started on a good note with minor hiccups that have since been ironed out, according to the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb).
Maneb public relations officer (PRO), Mayamiko Chiwaya, said in press interviews that they were confident of a “smooth” administration of the exams.
“All invigilators and supervisors, and all human resource involved have been paid in advance. So, as it is, we expect little or no challenges at all,” said Chiwaya.
On Tuesday, pupils in some schools across the country protested for not getting their examination identity cards a day before their exams.
But Chiwaya said all pupils who appeared in the Maneb register would be assisted by being allowed to sit for the exams.
“They will write the exams, as long as they appear in our register.
We anticipate such kind of problems at times considering the technicalities involved in the printing of the IDs,” said Chiwaya.
The pupils sat for an English paper Wednesday morning and will sit for four more papers in the next two days.
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