The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, have released the 2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) results which show a 3.34 percent pass rate increase compared to last year.
In a press statement signed by secretary for Education Ken Ndala, Ministry of Education Science and Technology says out of 136,247 candidates who sat for the MSCE exams in at least six subjects including English, 84, 009 candidates have qualified for the award of the MSCE representing 61.66 percent pass rate.
Last year, out of 139,606 candidates who sat for the exam, 81,415 candidates qualified for the award of MSCE representing a 58.32 pass rate, the highest in over 20 years.
This year 62, 441 female candidates who sat for the examination in at least six subject, including English, 34,837 candidates have qualified for the award of MSCE representing 55.79 percent pass rate.
And out of 73 806 male candidates, 49, 172 have qualified for the award of MSCE representing 66.62 percent pass rate.
It further said there were 415 Special Needs Education Candidates who sat for the exam and 227 candidates have passed representing 54.70 percent pass rate. In this category, 214 candidates were females and 107 have passed representing 50 percent pass rate while 207 were males and 120 have passed representing 59.70 percent pass rate.
Meanwhile, Maneb is advising candidates that their results are available in all Education Division Offices, District Education Offices and in all Public and grant-aided Secondary Schools.