By Malawi Freedom Network
MCP Want PSLC Results Suspended, Press MANEB To Explain Selection Criteria Used
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is demanding that the 2018/2019 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) results that government’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in conjunction with Malawi Examination Board (MANEB) released on Monday, August 5, 2019 be suspended.
The call for results suspension was made during a press briefing which the party’s Vice President, Sidik Mia held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at their headquarters in Lilongwe.
Mia further said, the party wants a commission of inquiry to be instituted into the matter and failure which they would ask Malawians to demand answers from government.
In essence, Mia hinted that the MCP condemns use of quota system in selection of candidates in the recently released PSLC.
The party claims that selection of candidates into secondary school favours one region, which is uncalled for.
The 2018/2019 PSLC results has a representation of 77.46 percent pass rate in which 218, 756 out of 282, 428 candidates passed.
Out of the those that have passed, about 82, 072 learners have been selected to start form 1 in various secondary schools, representing 37.5 percent.
The star performer who scored the highest nationwide was a girl from Nkanda Primary School in Mulanje District, Faith Muhinda who managed to scooped A’s in all 6 subjects.