Male students dominates in just released JCE results


By Antony Isaiah Jr:…..

The Malawi National Examinations Board, (MANEB) has on Thursday released the 2022 Junior Certificate of Examinations Results.

The Results see the pass rate for the Male Candidates beating the female passing rate by 10 per cent.

According to the statement signed by the Board’s Executive Director, Professor Dorothy Nampota, this year’s Examinations Results see 73.07 per cent of candidates who sat for the Examinations making it. A total of 154,495 candidates sat for Examinations with 77, 484 being females while 77,011 were males.

Out of 77,484 female candidates who sat for the Examinations, 56,056 have made it, representing 68.047 per cent while 59, 841 of 77,011 Male Candidates who sat for Examinations have passed representing 77.70 per cent passing rate.

70.62 per cent of Special Needs Education candidates have passed and in this category, Males pass rate (73.21%) has also beaten Females’ (68.53%).

Of 154,495 total candidates who sat for the Examinations, 100,442 were internal candidates, 19,881 were external 34, 172 were ODL Candidates.

85,392 internal candidates who sat for the Examinations have passed the exams, representing 85.02% while external Candidates have registered a pass rate of 55.09% with ODL Candidates having the lowest pass rate of 48.44%.

According to the statement, districts namely Phalombe, Zomba Urban, Mulanje, Ntchisi, Zomba Rural, Chiradzulu, Mzuzu City, Thyolo, Dedza, and Machinga have performed better than the rest in that order while Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mzimba North, Rumphi, Lilongwe City, Lilongwe East, Lilongwe West, Nkhotakota and Mchinji are the bottom ten performing districts in that order.

Per Education Divisions, Shire Highlands has emerged as the top performers with a pass rate of 79.65% followed by South East (76.54%), Central East (73.58%), South West (72.18%), North (72.12%), and Central West (70.11%).

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