Malawi Prisons Reformatory Schools have registered 68% pass rate in the 2022 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.
Malawi Prison Service Spokesperson Chimwemwe Shaba said out of 101 candidates that sat for the examinations, 69 have passed and the highest scoring candidate is from Mzuzu Prison with 16 points.
Shaba further added that Zomba Central prison has registered 100% pass rate.
He further said that there are no necessary new measures that have been put in place for MPRS to produce these results.
“Actually there are the very same things we do year in and year out. We encourage inmates to make sure that they take advantage of free form of education offered regarding the environment that they are living in
“Its not easy to be in prison and concentrate on school, but we encourage them to do well and pursue to universities, we make sure the teaching and learning materials are available to inmates, and having qualified practitioners in place. In addition, we thank the leadership of the department for their continued support in the areas of form education in prisons regardless of financial challenges” said Shaba.
In the year 2020, the Malawi Prisons Reformatory Schools regestered 50% pass rate in MSCE results and in 2021 it was at 55.6%.
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