By Blessings Mpinganjira
The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) has described the pass rate of 2022 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations as the best in recent years.
At a press conference in Lilongwe Friday, Maneb Executive Director, Dorothy Nampota, announced that out of 147,977 students who sat for the examinations 86,477 have passed, representing a pass rate of 58.44 per cent (%). This, according to Nampota is better than the 52.02% registered in 2021.
“This is the highest pass rate in the past three years. As Maneb we successfully administered the examinations which were leakage-free. This has positively contributed to the high performance of examinations this year,” Nampota said.
Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje said results of this year’s MSCE examinations will assist the Ministry in making informed decisions on the next course of action for strengthening teaching and learning interventions in the education system.
“The results are impressive and they are a clear indication of the milestone we have made as a Ministry,” Nyalonje said.
While commending the improvement in the pass rate, educationist Limbani Nsapato, was quick to mention that 42 % failure rate is still high.
The best 10 performing schools are St Kizito Seminary, Marist Secondary School, Nankhunda Seminary, Lilongwe Islamic Secondary School, Dedza Secondary School, St Mary’s Secondary School, Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, Maranatha Boys Secondary School and Wasambo Boys High School.