MBC spot checks in Lilongwe have established that Primary School Leaving Certificate Examinations commenced on Wednesday on a good note with tight security in place.
Speaking to MBC, Deputy Head Teacher for Chigoneka Christian Primary School, Justice Gwaba, said they don’t have any problems at the moment.
He however urged MANEB to consider improving their portal so that the electronic registration can be done without hitches.
“We request MANEB to improve the system. Once it is improved it will help in sorting out some challenges currently being faced,” Gwaba said.
A visit to the Bakhita cluster centre which comprises Mtsiliza and Bakhita schools shows that 372 pupils are sitting for the exams.
Supervisor for the centre, Magret Muthethe, also expressed concern on the e-registration saying it has a lot of anomalies with names of some learners missing though they were later assisted by MANEB officials.
“The exams have started very well and everything is intact,” Muthethe said.
One of the candidates from Mtsiliza Primary School, Benjamin Chirwa, said those who are well prepared are ready to pass the exams.
“I have started very well and to anyone who is prepared there is nothing to worry about,” Chirwa said.
A total of 266,639 candidates are sitting for this year’s PSLCE examinations with131, 941 males, and 134, 639 female candidates.