President Lazarus Chakwera has gone tough on Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) following the leakage of Malawi Secondary Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations which led to cancellation of the process.
Speaking during a national address at the state house in the capital Lilongwe, the president expressed anger with events surrounding cancellation of this year’s exams. He then directed Minister of Education Agness Nyalonje to look into the issue in a space of seven days.
He added that findings of the investigation will determine the fate of office bearers at the examinations board.
According to the president, those who will be identified for leaking the examinations will be fired by the end of November and face disciplinary action. This is in the quest to clear the rubble as promised during campaign period.
The leakage of examination papers was reported a few days ago. Consequently, the Minister of Education annulled the procedure to provide space for preparation of fresh tests to be scheduled in March 2021.
However the president has ordered for the board to administer MSCE examination not later than January next year.