The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) is announcing to the public that it will re-administer the 2020 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations from 5th to 29th January 2021. The re-administration of the examination has been necessitated by the cancellation of the 2020 MSCE examinations on 4th November, 2020 and subsequently directive by His excellency the State President, Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to re-administer the examinations not later than January 2021.
Preparations for the re-administration of the examinations are on track and progressing well and the public should note the following:
i. Examinations security is jointly being provided by the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Malawi Police Service, with MDF taking lead.
ii. The timetable has been drawn and delivery of the timetable to District Education Managers (DEMs) offices has been commenced today the 8th of December, 2020 and will be completed in four days' time. Secondary School Heads are, therefore, advised to collect copies of the timetable from their respective DEMs' offices.
iii. 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.
iv. Names of teachers to administer the examination are ready and MANEB will conduct briefing sessions for the teachers to acquaint them with skills and knowledge on examination administration.
v. Deadline for submission of identity card queries for the 2020 MSCE candidates to MANEB offices is 15th December 2020.
MANEB is assuring the public that it has put in place all necessary security measures to ensure a credible examination.