The Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) has expressed anger at the conduct of some examination centres which have already begun closing registration exercise for the 2017 national examinations.
According to MANEB, the deadline set by the board for the registration exercise is 9 December 2016 so as to let guardians to source enough money for their wards.
But some schools have begun closing registration for the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSCLE) and Malawi School Leaving Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations due to their own reasons.
In a statement on its Facebook page, MANEB has described the act by the schools as wrong.
“The act is totally wrong and unacceptable and we deliberately set 9 December this year as the deadline for registration so as to let parents source enough money for the registration,” said MANEB.
The statement further condemned the malpractice saying it is flouting MANEB’s rules and regulations on proper conduct of the national examinations.
MANEB has since urged all examination centres to abide by rules and regulations that govern management of the national examinations.
The board has also advised members of the general public to alert MANEB if they find any school involved in the malpractice.