Over 143,000 candidates are expected to sit for the last edition of the junior certificate of examinations (JCE) starting Tuesday.
As part of the reforms that the country is undergoing, these examinations are the last to be administered after government decided to scrap off the junior certificate examinations as a cost-cutting measure.
The exams are scheduled to run up to 10 June in different centres across the country.
Malawi Nations Examinations Board (Maneb) spokesperson, Simeon Maganga, said as a board, they have set all the right measures to ensure cheating does not take place.
“For the past few years, we took the initiative of involving different stakeholders to help us curb the issue of cheating during the exams. We are confident that we have set all the necessary measures so that issues of cheating do not occur during this last session of examinations,” explained Maganga.
Maganga further called on the invigilators and policemen placed in different examination centres to take a leading role in ensuring that they are not aiding the students to cheat.
“We are certain that we will not experience issues of having the students being helped by either there teachers, or even the police surrounding them helping them to get through with the exams,” he said.