There is a promising rise in the pass rate for the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLCE) and the Junior Certificate of Education Examinations (JCE) this year, the results released by the Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) today have shown.
Out of 255,087 candidates who sat for this year’s PSLCE, 197,222 candidates have qualified for the award of the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education. This represents a 77.32% pass rate.
For JCE, Out of 133,113 candidates who sat for the exams, 103,447 candidates have qualified for the award of the Junior Certificate of Education. This represents a 77.71% pass rate.
Last year the PSLCE pass rate was at 67.6% while the JCE pass rate was at 67.8%.
The statement further states that ‘’Out of 197,222 internal candidates who passed the examinations, 69,587 candidates have been selected to various public secondary schools, representing a 35.28% selection rate.’’
‘’All students who have been selected to start Form 1 are requested to report to schools they have been selected to by 11th September, 2016 for boarding scholars, and 12th September, 2016 for all day scholars. Similarly all candidates who have passed their JCE must report to their respective schools on 11th September, 2016 for boarding scholars and 12th September, 2016 for day scholars.’’ Adds the statement signed by Charles Msosa, Secretary for Education, Science and Technology.