Mulanje DEM guarantees measures to fight exam scam

Mulanje: District Education Manager (DEM) for Mulanje, Enock Chumachawo has said authorities in the district would not tolerate any form of malpractice during this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations (MSCE).

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, Chumachawo said his office has put in place all necessary measures that would help make this year’s examination free of cheating. The exams are expected to commence on June 21.

We have already trained all examination administrators across the district. They have been oriented on how to carry out the examination process without any misconduct, he said.

It is my wish to see that all the rules and regulations are being followed by both administrators and the candidates who are writing the examinations, Chumachawo said.

He added that the office of the DEM would also work closely with the police to ensure that all protocols were adhered to, saying the police would help in enforcing examination standards as set by the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) to avoid compromising on academic integrity.

The DEM, therefore, advised candidates to prepare for the examination and report to authorities whenever they see any form of misconduct, saying the DEM’s office and MANEB would take any one found to task in line with the laws.

Mulanje Police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira said police is ready to make sure there is sanity during the 2018 MSCE exams for the benefit of all.

We’re in the process of deploying officers to all the centres to provide the needed security, teachers, principals and other relevant authorities in schools are asked to ensure that all requirements for one to write the exams are in place, Ngwira said.

Ngwira, however, appealed to the general public to work hand in hand with police in ensuring smooth operation of the examination process.

Security during the examinations should not only be left to the police. It is the responsibility of everyone, he said.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA