Likoma District leads in PSLCE pass rate in Northern Region

By Leonard Masauli:

Likoma District has emerged best performer in the just released Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations, with 93.4 per cent pass rate beating all districts in Northern Region.

The Island district, with huge fishing activities, has defied the odds to cruise from position six in 2019 to position one in 2020.

It has the best candidate from Chiteko Primary School at Chizumulu Island selected for Robert Brake Secondary School.

Expressing his excitement, District Education Manager for Likoma, Benford Mwakayuni said he is pleased with the results, going up from the previous position six, with 76 per cent pass rate in 2019 to 93.4 per cent in 2020 and commended teachers for working tirelessly.

Mwakayuni said his office has put in place strategies which are aimed at motivating teachers in the district to continue yielding best results and expressed hope the district will one day be the best performer in Malawi.

“We are very happy with the results. We are looking forward to continued support from stakeholders to ensure that we together uplift education standards and performance in the district.

“We have planned to award the best performing learners and teachers,” said Mwakayuni.

Head Teacher for Chiteko Primary School, Goodfriday Makwinja said he is pleased with the results which he said have put his school on the map for having produced a learner to a national secondary school.

Malawi News Agency-MANA

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