Over 170,000 sit for 2015 JC exams
About 170,000 registered candidates are expected to sit for the 2015 Junior Certificate Examinations which start Tuesday.
Public Relations for Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb), Simeon Maganga, disclosed this on Friday.
He said Maneb has already dispatched examination materials to all centres across the country and has also released funds meant for full payment of allowances to exam personnel including invigilators and security staff.
On the security of the exams, Maganga said the Board banks a lot on community support.
He said community engagement has so far proven effective in reducing exams leakages.
“Communities should always work for the good of the nation. They should support us if we are to reduce cases of cheating in examinations,” said Maganga.
In addition, the examinations body has introduced two more toll-free lines for reporting examination malpractices.
“In addition to the existing short code 1991 for TNM lines, we have added 847 for Airtel, TNM and Access lines while those on MTL lines can call 800 00847.
“Maneb would, therefore, like to appeal to general public to make use of this free service and anonymously report any suspected case of examination malpractice in their community so that we eradicate examination malpractices together,” Maganga said.
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