About 298 000 learners are from Wednesday until Friday this week sitting the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations nationwide.
Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) spokesperson Mayamiko Chiwaya said in an interview on Tuesday all was set for the administration of the examination with distribution of examinations and other materials completed.
Chiwaya further said just like last year, all invigilators and examination administrators have been paid in advance.
On measures put in place to avoid cheating, she said there have been a number of activities aimed at sensitising the masses to the dangers and penalties in relation to examinations cheating.
Said Chiwaya: “We have been holding sensitisation meetings as well as radio and television programmes to curb cheating during exams. We also have security officers in all centres who are there to help us in all matters of security with regard to the administration of the examination.”
A visit to some of the cluster centres in Blantyre on Monday established that teachers and learners were getting set for the examinations with some schools suspending other classes to pave the way for the smooth running of the exam.
Gilberta Mpaso head teacher for Mlambalala Primary School, a cluster centre of five primary schools in the city, said all was set for the administration of the examinations with no challenges faced so far.
She said: “142 students will write their standard eight examinations here and they will occupy four classes. So far, everything is running smoothly and there is good coordination from all the schools and invigilators.”