Nkhotakota Central Constituency parliamentarian Peter Mazizi says will lobby parliamentarians to ask government to reinstate Malawi Junior Certificate exams (JCE)during the next parliamentary sitting which starts this Friday 9 November 2018.
In an interview over the weekend when he addressed a rally at Chombo Primary school ground, Mazizi said it is very unfortunate that the scrapping off of the exams is lowering education standards in most schools.
“Coming from a teaching background myself, I have seen that the hard working spirit in most students is not there since they know they are not writing exams in the next 3 years” he said
Mazizi, who owns one of the top Private Schools in the district, said continuous assessments at the school and other schools across the country have shown that most students are not working harder like before due to the fact that they are not writing exams in between their secondary school period.
He also wondered why government is planning to start offering free secondary education instead of channeling the same fees to administering J.C exams.
He said “ it is very interesting to see that the same government which said has not have money to use for administering JCE exams all over a sudden has money to use for free secondary education.
The parliamentarian also took time to urge the people of the area to vote for him and Dr Lazarus Chakwera in the coming 2019 elections saying doing so will enable them enjoy roads and infrastructure development in the district.