The Malawi Prison Service says it is impressed with the performance of inmates who sat for this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.
A total of 88 inmates have passed the 2018 MSCE examinations out of 154 inmates who sat for the examinations representing a 58 percent pass rate.
Speaking to YFM on Wednesday, National Prison spokesperson, Chimwemwe Mike Shawa said the highest for this year got 13 points from Maula Prison in Lilongwe.
However Shawa said this year’s results are not as good enough compared to those of last year in which the highest inmate got nine points.
“For us we have been constant because last year in 2017 out of 128, 86 passed so last year it was a little bit better.”
Shawa said in terms of gender, men have performed better than women.
“We have few female inmates in our prisons and the attendance isn’t that good because they are very few so in terms of gender it hasn’t been balanced for years.”
A total of 124,745 candidates have passed the 2018 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations out of 197, 286 candidates who sat for the examinations representing a 63.23% pass rate.
The highest score for this year’s MSCE examinations is seven points.