Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) has disputed reports that some papers for the 2021 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations have leaked.
The examinations are scheduled to start tomorrow with 128 993 candidates expected to sit the exams.
In an interview yesterday, Maneb spokesperson Mayamiko Chiwaya said there was tight security in the administration of the examinations as the board engaged the Malawi Defence Force and Malawi Police Service to provide security.
She said: “Preparations for the examinations are all in line and we expect the candidates who have registered to indeed sit for the examinations all through the examinations period.”
In a statement earlier, Maneb acting executive director Dorothy Nampota disowned the purported leaked MSCE examination papers bearing the Maneb logo.
She said: “Maneb disowns those papers and assures the public that the 2021 MSCE examinations papers have not been leaked and will not leak due to their rigorous security features and procedures.
“The public is, therefore, advised to desist from circulating and buying these fake papers. In this regard, Maneb would like to advise all candidates to simply concentrate on their preparations rather than banking on fake papers.”
MSCE examinations are expected to run for three weeks from tomorrow morning to November 18.
During the administration of the 2020 MSCE examinations, 154 147 candidates were expected to sit the examinations, but the examinations were cancelled due to reports of widespread leakage of some papers. The examinations were later re-administered from January 5 to 29 this year