The Independent Schools Association of Malawi (Isama) has given the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)two weeks to apologise and retract what they described as false 2012 MSCE results published in the local media recently.
Isama president Joseph Patel said in an interview on Tuesday, they are surprised that the ministry still insists the results are correct.
“If they do not offer an apology and retract the wrong information they fed the public, then we will take the matter to court. We have given them two weeks starting from January 7.
“Insisting on these wrong results means the ministry is axing its own head,” he said.
Following an outcry over panic caused by the said misleading results, on Monday this week the ministry released a statement defending its action.
The ministry’s public relations officer Lindiwe Chide said in a written response on Tuesday: “The ministry stands by the results published for 2012 and 2011 as correct and this has been verified by Maneb. We are republishing for both years for the public to appreciate the trends in pass rates as we forge ahead with the discussion on the improvement of education in the country and to array any fears that may be out there on the results. The public need not to panic in anyway.”