Despite several malpractices, the Malawi Examination Board (Maneb) says it is impressed with the administration of the just ended Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSCLE) examinations.
In an interview with Malawi24, Maneb public relations officer Simeon Maganga said the examinations went on well and the general public was cooperative.
Maganga also applauded most invigilators and supervisors for doing a great job during the examination period which started on Wednesday, May 11 to Friday, May 13.
He added that the tip-offs from the general public on the malpractices that happened during the examinations helped the board catch all the suspects.
“Maneb would wish to thank the general public for all the tip-offs received during the examination administration period. Otherwise the administration for this examination was so good.
“There was no leakage of examination papers, Maneb delivered examination materials on time, and Maneb delivered candidates’ identity cards on time,” said Maganga.
He added that Maneb has already paid all invigilators and supervisors their allowances in time and in full, which has not been the same in the past years.
However, the publicist said the board has registered several malpractices that happened during the examination period, a development that has left a good number of invigilators and some students in cooler.
He said during this period the police in conjunction with the board have arrested eight people in connection to the malpractices. The eight include five invigilators, two supervisors and a student.
According to Maganga, the suspects will appear before court very soon.