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Schools ordered not to charge extra fees on form 4 students


The Ministry of Education has ordered all schools not to demand tuition and examination fees from form 4 learners who return to school, next month.

In a statement, the Ministry has announced that form 4 learners should return to school on December 28 in readiness for their Malawi School Certificate of Education-MSCE exams.

The examinations which were cancelled last month due to massive leakage will now be re-administered in January, 2021.

In the statement, Secretary for Education Chikondano Mussa stresses that the stated guidelines should be followed by both public and private schools.

This comes as some private schools called MSCE candidates to go back to school today and that they should pay K80, 000 as fees for a period of one month.

They also indicated that the learners will pay extra fees during the time they will be sitting for the examinations in January.

But Mussa argues that the learners had not utilised their full fees during the time exams were cancelled, therefore they should not pay extra fees.

She also announced that the government will cover all expenses regarding examination fees.


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