This week Form Four students (the final year of Secondary school in Malawi) across the country are sitting their Malawi School Certificate Examination (MSCE). The MSCE is a two-week long national exam sat by all school leavers. A minimum of six subjects are taken with each subject scored individually on a points system ranging from 1 to 9, with 1 being the highest grade possible. The final MSCE grade takes a student’s six best points. MSCE qualifications are used for selection onto further education and even employment and therefore strong MSCE grades play a huge part in a young person’s future.
Starting on Wednesday June 17th, this year’s Form Four students are in last minute preparations before their two-week long exam period starts. However, as a respite from studying the students at our local secondary school, Khwawa CDSS, were able to celebrate finishing school, at their graduation ceremony last Friday.
Clemmie, our Program Director, was fortunate enough to attend the graduation ceremony as Guest of Honor, in light of her contributions to development throughout the area. The day was filled with dancing, speeches from graduating students, and lots of food. Following her speech on the broadening horizons offered through education, Clemmie, alongside the Headmaster, had the privilege of opening up the dance floor to allow the celebrations to begin.
We wish all of the students at Khwawa and those we sponsor at schools elsewhere throughout the country the very best of luck in their upcoming examinations.
Tawonga chomene (We thank you)