BY ANDREW MAGOMBO
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, with support from MANEB and Ministry of Labour, Skills and Innovation, has released examination results of 2019 Primary Teacher Certificate of Education (PTCE) and 2019 Malawi Advanced Craft Certificate Examinations.
The results were announced Friday in Lilongwe at a press briefing graced by Minister of Education, Science and Technology, William Susuwele Banda, MP.
In his address, the minister applauded both ministries and MANEB for timely release of the examination results.
He said: “The timely release of these results will allow candidates who have done well to be absorbed into the labour market by prospective employers.
“For those that have not made it, they will have adequate time to decide their next course of action.”
He went on to articulate that the vision for the education sector is to be a catalyst for socio-economic development and industrial growth.
“We can achieve a lot through education and training. The importance of primary teacher education as well as technical education cannot be overemphasized in this regard.
“This is why the government of Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is building many Teacher Training Colleges and Community Technical Colleges,” said Banda.
At PCTE LEVEL, a total number of 3,337 candidates sat for the examination, out of which, 3,213 have qualified for the award of a certificate representing 96.28 percent pass rate.
A total number of 1,221 female candidates out of 1,254 have passed the examination representing a 97.37 percent pass rate. Whereas out of 2,083 male candidates who sat for this examination, 1,992 have passed representing a 95.63 percent pass rate.
A performance analysis done by MANEB shows that, Catholic-owned St Joseph Teacher Training College is the best ranked followed by Lilongwe Teacher Training College and Amalika Teacher Training College.
At Malawi Advanced Craft Examination Level, a total number of 424 candidates sat for this examination, out of which 361 have passed representing 85.14 percent pass rate.
Out of 55 female who sat for this examination, 44 have passed representing an 80 percent pass rate.
A total number of 369 male candidates sat for the examination. Out of the total number, 317 have passed which represents 86.91 percent pass rate.
For both examinations, candidates can access results at their registered centres.
All those with queries are being asked to forward them strictly through their principals before March 31,2020