Minister of Education has disclosed this during a joint press briefing with the Malawi National Examinations Board MANEB on Monday afternoon in Lilongwe.
Making the announcement of the results, the Minister Agnes NyaLonje said out of 277,007 candidates who sat for the examination, 225, 387 have passed.
She added out of 135, 478 female candidates who sat for the examination, 104, 781 have passed representing a 77.34 percent pass rate.
Of the 141, 529 male candidates who sat for the same,120, 606 have passed representing a pass rate of 85. 22 percent.
"There remains a gender gap in performance, with boys outperforming girls," she said.
She has further disclosed that all selected students are expected to report to their respective schools by next month 1st February 2021.
Flanked by senior MANEB and other government officials, the Minister has since reaffirmed the re-administration of MSCE examination beginning week Tuesday January 5 up to January 29.
Government cancelled the administration of the examination early November last year following a significant leakage.