The Board of Directors of Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) has appointed Gerald Chiunda Executive Director of the institution effective August 18 2017.
According to a statement by the board dated September 1 2017, the appointment follows his being successful in the interviews for the post which were held on August 10.
“Mr Chiunda has a combined work experience of 19 years in examinations and assessment. Having joined Maneb in 1998, he rose through the ladders to the position of Director of Research and Test Development in 2009. He was later seconded by the Malawi Government to the United Nations where he worked as a Technical Manager for an assessment programme, covering 15 countries in east and southern Africa,” reads part of the statement.
In an interview, Maneb spokesperson, Simeon Maganga, said before his appointment, the position was being held by the Deputy Executive Director, Jack Chalimba, with support from all the six directors.
“The coming in of the new Executive Director is expected to take Maneb to further heights, especially in mindset change on how we operate on daily basis, which shall feed into our general output as a parastatal,” he said.
The previous executive director, Augustine Gundula, left the office three years ago.
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