193,795 students have qualified for the award of a Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE).
This is according to the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB).
Out of 255,583 students who wrote the examination across the country, 193,795 thousand have passed, representing a 75.82 percent pass rate.
Last year, 255,087 students wrote the examinations with 197,222 awarded the PSLCE.
This represented a 77.32 percent pass rate.
However despite the notable drop in the pass rate, MANEB Spokesperson Simeon Maganga told Capital FM that it is not a cause for concern as the difference is still minimal.
Maganga also admitted that drop in the pass rate could be attributed to several factor but did not want to delve into them.
The examination board is advising the public to report any queries through the head teachers of their schools and not directly to them.