Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examination are written by students who are completing their second year of secondary school. The examination was reintroduced in 2021 after its abolishment in 2016 (last examination having been administered in that same year 2016). The subjects that are assessed at this level are English, Chichewa, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Geography, Social and Life Skills, Computer Studies, Bible Knowledge, Religious and Moral Education History, Business Studies, Creative Arts, Home Economics, Metal Work, Woodwork, Technical Drawing, Clothing and Textiles. Depending on what a student has been studying he/she free to choose any subject to write.


For a candidate to pass the examination he/she must obtain a pass in at least six subjects including English. Candidates who pass the examination are awarded with a certificate and can proceed to senior secondary school level.


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