Lesotho Exams Council benchmarks with MANEB on Life Skills

Blantyre: Officials from Examination Council of Lesotho (ECOL) are in the country to benchmark with Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) on Life Skills.

Speaking on the side-line of a standard fixing and awards meeting on Tuesday in Zomba, Manager for Basic Education at ECOL, Bonnqe Taolane said they want to interact and learn from MANEB on how they handle the assessment of Life Skills as a subject.

In our case, we have just introduced the subject in our new curriculum and we are still developing the assessment package for that, he said.

MANEB Executive Director, Gerald Chiunda said while in the country, the officials would be able to talk to chief examiner for the subject, inspectors as well as visit the schools and look at the processes that the country is going through in terms of life skills as a subject.

Because we are one, we encourage Africa that there is no need to re-invent the wheel, whenever there is something else that is being practiced elsewhere, even ourselves, we do go and learn, he said.

He assured Malawians that it would release the results for 2018 Malawi School Certification Examination (MSCE) before mid-October.

You can recall that for the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLC), we made a record with this year’s, we released the results almost one month before the opening of the new academic calendar.

In the past we know that we have released the MSCE results around mid to third week of October. This year we are trying our best and let me assure the nation that before that far, we will have release the results, Chiunda pointed out.

On examination papers that leaked in the 2018 MSCE, he admitted to have received reports on the same and that investigations are underway to get to the bottom of what happened.

We heard reports and what we have done is that we have opened investigations which are at an advanced stage. I would not want to divulge more at this point in time as I may be jeopardising the investigations.

Let me assure you that whatever happened, we will get to the bottom of it and at certain point we will be able to inform the nation, he added.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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Lesotho Exams Council benchmarks with MANEB on Life Skills

Blantyre: Officials from Examination Council of Lesotho (ECOL) are in the country to benchmark with Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) on Life Skills.

Speaking on the side-line of a standard fixing and awards meeting on Tuesday in Zomba, Manager for Basic Education at ECOL, Bonnqe Taolane said they want to interact and learn from MANEB on how they handle the assessment of Life Skills as a subject.

In our case, we have just introduced the subject in our new curriculum and we are still developing the assessment package for that, he said.

MANEB Executive Director, Gerald Chiunda said while in the country, the officials would be able to talk to chief examiner for the subject, inspectors as well as visit the schools and look at the processes that the country is going through in terms of life skills as a subject.

Because we are one, we encourage Africa that there is no need to re-invent the wheel, whenever there is something else that is being practiced elsewhere, even ourselves, we do go and learn, he said.

He assured Malawians that it would release the results for 2018 Malawi School Certification Examination (MSCE) before mid-October.

You can recall that for the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination (PSLC), we made a record with this year’s, we released the results almost one month before the opening of the new academic calendar.

In the past we know that we have released the MSCE results around mid to third week of October. This year we are trying our best and let me assure the nation that before that far, we will have release the results, Chiunda pointed out.

On examination papers that leaked in the 2018 MSCE, he admitted to have received reports on the same and that investigations are underway to get to the bottom of what happened.

We heard reports and what we have done is that we have opened investigations which are at an advanced stage. I would not want to divulge more at this point in time as I may be jeopardising the investigations.

Let me assure you that whatever happened, we will get to the bottom of it and at certain point we will be able to inform the nation, he added.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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