No cheap things under Mutharika: MANEB hikes exam fees

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The Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) has raised by 50 percent the 2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) and Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination fees.

According to a statement signed by the board’s Director of Finance Thomas Dokotala, PSLCE external candidates will be required to pay K80 per subject from last year’s K40 while entry, administration, centre and form fees per candidate are at K400 each from K200 each last year.

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Exams fee up!

Dokotala said internal and external MSCE candidates have to part ways with K800 per subject from last year’s K400 per subject.

Entry fee is at K1, 300, a raise from last year’s K650 while administration and centre fees are each at K700 from K350.

External candidates are also required to pay an additional form fee of K700. To get Identity cards (IDs), PSLCE candidates have to part ways with K1, 500 while MSCE candidates will have to pay K2, 000 each.

Commenting on the matter, MANEB’s Public Relations Officer Simeon Maganga described the raise as necessary because the fees were too low.

“We sent a proposal to government that the fees needed adjustment because they were too low. They gave us a go-ahead in 2014 but we decided to do the adjustment in phases. So this is the adjustment that we have done,” Maganga said.

Meanwhile, the registration exercise for the 2017 examinations has started and will close in December.

This follows the recent University of Malawi (Unima) fees hike that the Peter Mutharika led government announced.

Mutharika’s leadership fell to incessant criticisms for the hike and a series of protests by the students only saw him (Mutharika) accept that the fees be placed to a MK50 000 cut.

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  1. It’s true we chose intelligent people but to say frankly they are jealous pple who like kupondereza amphawi, koma ine nkhani ya fees ya university yandiwawa moti nthawi yovota ikuchedwa kuti ntima wanga ukhale nchimake.kodi mukuganiza bwanji?

  2. THAT IS EXPECTED FROM MALAWIANS LIKE YOU. (political repugnance toward Authority). YOU VALUE FOOD,BRIDAL SHOWER,PAPERSUNDAYS,BASH,BEER,SOCIALISING…etc (where you pompously throw out money as if you own a money tree or bank),THAN EDUCATION- ….WHO TOLD YOU THAT EDUCATION IS FOR MAHARA..? BE REALISTIC AND STOP THIS CHEAP KINDERGARTEN PROPAGANDA. FACE THE PRESIDENT WITH YOUR POLITICALLY FLAGILE PARTY LEADERS; AT THE BALLOT NOT ON FB. USE ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE OSATI PROPHECY AYI..

  3. IWE PETER KUNO KULI MA DEMO NDI 8% INCREASE IN TERTIARY EDUCATION, NDYE IWE UZITI WAKWEZA NDI 50%???????? UFUNA MALAWI TIKHALEBE MBULI ET……. DDP BAS ITULUKE.

  4. IWE PETER KUNO KULI MA DEMO NDI 8% INCREASE IN TERTIARY EDUCATION, NDYE IWE UZITI WAKWEZA NDI 50%???????? UFUNA MALAWI TIKHALEBE MBULI ET……. DDP BAS ITULUKE.

  5. Mbuli zophunzira. Shit. Nokha u say pslce ilibe ntchito olo itachotsedwa kenaka muzitiso examination fees yakwela. Kuti chani tsono? Mmmmm.. We reap wat we sow. Plx malawians, come 2019 ask God to provide us with good seeds for betterment of our offsprings.

  6. Don’t blame muthalika. It’s time we r passing through. Many countries are experiencing the same do you think muthalika is also ruling thr? A Malawi too much kulozana zala inu ndi ine we help to resolve this issue not zinuzi. If you know the solution go and tell the nation what we can do

  7. Vuto lanu ndlimenelo mumafuna mitengo yaznthu izkhala ngt nthaw yakamuzu km anthu/dzko zkupta patsogolo.inu amalawi24 muzganiza before critisizing someone.sugar,fuel n bread zkudula dairy ndye mmat maeso ndiwo akhale otchipa?

  8. Am not surprised we are going to cry and cry,if not careful sin and sin. the poor will become poor and poorer yet the rich will become rich and richer.. My late teacher told me and I now agree…..

  9. Usadandaula ndi vote yanu amai/abambo upuledent si umfumu omasankha anthu amodzi ngat za ntundu.tanganizani mwazeru amalawi talingalilani momwe mukuvutikila ndiulamuliro umeneu kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk malaw!!malawi!! Hooo tidakaliratu

  10. is time to work up MW!! poiting fingers to government nothing will help life is getting expensive nowadays nothing is for mahala.tizidalile tokha

  11. He has nothing to lose…Em Trust, it’s not that anaphunzira zaulere that they put in such policies. It’s just they are heartless; they don’t think about the “real” poor and what they really need. Malata subsidy benefits a few and most likely those who support the party in government while subsidy of education would benefit all and the latter has long term impact on development. Recently our president has been calling on African and world leaders to invest in education. Is he doing it himself? Higher education in Malawi is becoming a luxury only for the rich. Kaya mwe!

    • My answer to your question is, it’s easier for an educated person to analyse and contextualise issues and the opposite is true. From a different angle, some policies are deliberately meant to create more “barthromews” so that they can easily be manipulated and turn them into mere hand-clappers in their institutionalised dependency syndrome…In recent years, our education standards have been compromised due to a lot of factors…

  12. They want to make up for the JC exam fees, no doubt. Next time they will cancel PSLCE exams claiming they are useless and then to make up for that they’ll hike MSCE exams fees by 200%…

  13. MUKATI MWANENA ZA MZURU ZIZIKHALA ZOPONDEREZA, AMENE ADATENGA PETER NDIKUIKA PA MPANDO ADZIVERE CHISONI NDIYE POTI MUKAKWERA PA MSANA PA NJOMVU ZOTI KULI MAME MUMAIWALA MUTENGEKO NDALAMAZO MUKAFA.

  14. Do not point fingers on someone bcoz you can not compare life of today and of 80’s, life is expensive now!no cheap life these day, tikapanda kupilira tizingolirabe.

  15. Kodi m’mbuyomu simunati primary certificate ilibe tchito lero ndie mukukweza kuti basino anawa asakhumbireso ndikuremba komweko? Ndimaona ngati poti munati idatha phavu mwaganiza zoti ana azingorembano ulere Eish koma naaaa Mbava izi mchilango kale m’dziko muno utsogoloreri tidaudziwa ife hmmmm

  16. Grand total for a student taking 7 msce subjects is now K10,300,00. Basopo ngati uli ndi ana oposera m’modzi. Komanu this notice is coming in late. Where were these people all this time? Poor planning always.

  17. Mavote-vote wa mumati ndiwophuzila akweza dziko apa ndye ndyizi kukweza kapena kungwesa kkkkkkk amalawi tulo uwu siwakuwono makani thoo,,,olo mwana wake ngakhale dzukulu wake kulimbe kumalawi kuno akuphuzila kunja ife azingotibele basi mmmmm tiwonana 2019

  18. You voted for them and you r now complaining,makes no sense you chosed this in 2014,,the DPP has never had an interest in what’s good for Malawians,next time vote wisely

  19. Eish Dpp Mukutizunza Pa nkhani yamaphunziro, Look you have increased the tuition fees in all public universities and now you are also raising the Examination Fees, where are we going to get cash? Mukwezenso Malipiro Tatopa Nanu.

  20. We understand. People bringing those policies anaphunzira school zam’ma 19-gobede, zaulere, and they are not as poor as the majority of Malawians who are going to feel the pain of that.