The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has released 2017 Malawi Schools Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination results with an improvement from last year’s pass rate.
In a statement released Wednesday, the ministry says out of 136, 247 candidates who sat the examinations, 84, 009 candidates have qualified for the award of MSCE, representing 61.66 percent.
The pass rate is slightly above last year’s performance.
The statement says, out of the 62,441 female candidates who sat the examinations in at least six subjects, including English, 34,837 candidates have qualified for the award of MSCE, representing 55.79 percent pass rate.
And out of 73,806 male candidates, 49,172 have qualified for the award of MSCE, representing 66.6 percent pass rate.
“There were 415 Special Needs Education Candidates who sat the examinations and 227 candidates have passed, representing 54.70 percent pass rate.
However, the minis try says 1,979 candidates have their results withheld pending investigations.
“All those who sat the examinations without following proper entry procedures have not been graded and their results do not appear on the pass/fail list,” reads the statement in part.
The ministry further advised all candidates that their results are available in all education division offices, district education offices and in all public and grant-aided secondary schools.
“All queries about the MSCE results must be routed to Maneb through the head teachers at the schools where candidates sat their examinations by November 8, 2017,” reads the statement.
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