The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has commended the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) for professionally administering primary and secondary school examinations in the past two years after reporting zero cases of examination leakages.
Chikondano Mussa, director of secondary and distance education in the ministry, made the commendation on Wednesday in Blantyre during an annual review meeting for the South West Education Division.
“The successful administration of examinations in the past years justifies that the policies and procedures we have been following are on point and we need to get together to make evaluations so that we maintain the trend,” said Mussa.
Maneb acting executive director, Jack Chalimba, attributed the success to the collaboration between stakeholders such as the Malawi Police Service, the ministry and district councils.
He said Maneb would leave no stone unturned to ensure that it maintains the good reputation.
Chalimba, however, cited transport challenges as one of the stumbling blocks in the administration of examinations, to which Mussa gave an assurance that the ministry would engage district commissioners’ offices to release vehicles to Maneb during examinations periods.
District education managers, the police, Maneb and the ministry officials participated in the meeting which aims at reviewing past achievements and areas to improve as preparations for the forthcoming national examinations are on course.