Malawi national exams cancelled midway after papers leaked on social media, re-sit ordered

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 23 Nov, 2020 10:43 | < 1 min read
Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera. PHOTO/Courtesy
Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Malawi's ministry of education has announced that final year secondary school students will report back to schools on 28 December to prepare to re-sit national examinations.

The government had on 4 November cancelled the examinations after leaked papers were shared social media.

President Lazarus Chakwera directed the national examinations board to investigate how the papers leaked and prepare to re-administer the tests not later than January 2021.

The board had suggested a re-administration date of March 2021.

On Sunday, the board announced that fresh tests will be administered in January and the rest of the students will report back to school on 5 January.

Incoming Form One students will report back on 1 February to allow the Form Four students to sit for examinations.

Students had staged demonstrations across the country after the government cancelled the tests.

The examinations began in October and were due to be completed in mid-November.