All set for JCE exams tomorrow

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has announced that all is set for the examinations body to administer the Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations which are starting tomorrow Tuesday June 4,2024.

According to MANEB Spokesperson, Angella Kashitigu, they are working closely with security agencies in ensuring that all examination centers are well secured.

She further reminded the prospective candidates that cheating is still an offence, hence they should refrain from such tendancies.  

“We are also appealing to the general public to alert  relevant authorities in case of any suspected malpractices during the examination period”,  Kashitigu said.

She disclosed that a total of 163,950 candidates are set to sit for this year’s examinations; a decrease from 168,219 candidates last year.

JCE examination are written by students who are completing their second year of secondary school.

The examination was reintroduced in 2021 after its abolishment in 2016 (last examination having been administered in that same year 2016).

The subjects that are assessed at this level are English, Chichewa, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Geography, Social and Life Skills, Computer Studies, Bible Knowledge, Religious and Moral Education History, Business Studies, Creative Arts, Home Economics, Metal Work, Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Clothing and Textiles.

Depending on what a student has been studying he/she is free to choose any subject to write.

For a candidate to pass the examination he or she must obtain a pass in at least six subjects including English.

Candidates who pass the examination are awarded with a certificate and can proceed to senior secondary school level.