By Witness Chipwere:
Malawi Prisons reformatory schools have registered a 68 percent pass rate in the just released Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations results.
This is the highest score in the past three years, as they recorded a 50 percent pass rate in 2020 and 55.6 percent in 2021.
Malawi Prisons Service spokesperson Chimwemwe Shaba confirmed the development.
“The highest scoring candidate is from Mzuzu Prison with 16 points while Zomba Central Prison has registered a 100 percent pass rate,” he said.
The Malawi Prison Service has since urged prisoners to enrol with the reformatory schools for them to be self-reliant.
Meanwhile, Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance Executive Director Victor Mhango has said prisoners can excel in education if supported.
“We have been encouraged by the results.
“However, the country, especially the Ministry of Education, has to do more,” Mhango said.
The Malawi Prison Service has 17 schools across the country.