Security is paramount in national examinations .To ensure provision of maximum security for the examinations, MANEB has a fully-fledged security department which works hand in hand with national security agents during processing and administration of the national examinations. For decades MANEB has largely partnered with Malawi Police Service (MPS) in security provision during processing and administration of examinations but following the 2020 MSCE examination leakage a decision was made to co-opt the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to complement MANEB’s and MPS’s efforts during the re-administration of the examination . The involvement of the national security agents yielded positive results since the re-administered examination was leakage free.
On 29th June 2021 an interface meeting was held between MANEB officials and senior officers from the two national security agents, MDF and MPS. The purpose of the meeting was to review the administration of the 2020 examinations and plan for the 2021 examinations with the view to further enhance examinations security and uphold the credibility of national examinations.