Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) Examinations have started across the country amid reports that some Candidates are writing the examinations without Identity Cards (IDs).

Most affected Candidates are those from the Southern Region and Likoma Island in the Northern part of Malawi.

Commenting on the development, Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAMA) President Joseph Patelo expressed shock on the development, saying this will negatively affect the concentration of some Candidates who have not yet received the IDs.

He urged Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) to immediately intervene on the matter so that some bogus Candidates should not also take advantage on the situations.

MANEB Public Relations Officer Simeon Maganga confirmed of the development in an interview, saying students who have not received IDs will be allowed to sit for the Examinations for two days while sorting out the challenge
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Meanwhile reports from Likoma indicate that the IDs have arrived this morning through a private boat.

A total of 170,000 JCE Candidates are the ones taking part in this year’s national examinations which are expected to run for two weeks.

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