The results from July’s Standard 8s’ Primary School Leaving Certificate Examinations (PSLCE) came out a couple of weeks ago, and we’re delighted that 14 out of the 18 students passed.
Congratulations to all these students, and we hope to help those who didn’t pass try again this year. This equates to a pass rate of 77%, which compares favourably to the national pass rate of 69%. A special mention goes to Janet Banda, daughter of Gertrude the school’s director, who got 4 As and 2 Bs!
The school runs an intensive revision season from January to April, where the students board in a house near the school so that they can concentrate on studies and don’t get called upon to work in the fields or have to care for younger siblings during this time. All 14 students who boarded during this time passed their exams, a testament to theirs and their teachers hard work.
The students who didn’t pass were largely those who joined the school from elsewhere during the school year, or weren’t able to attend classes throughout the year.
Many of these students have now gone on to secondary school, though students in Malawi have to pay high fees to enter secondary school, meaning not everyone is able to complete secondary education.