Teachers Equipped with New Skills to Formulate Standardized Examinations
"The orientation equipped us with new skills to formulate standardized examinations for standards 3 and 4," said Elifa Chiona.
Malawi: Participants who gathered for a four-day orientation training on the development of common zonal examinations for schools in Mponela, Dowa, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, applauded the Ministry of Education for introducing common examination formulation for junior primary schools in the country, writes Bridget Mwanoka.
"The orientation equipped us with new skills to formulate standardized examinations for standards 3 and 4," said Elifa Chiona, Deputy Head Teacher for Kawale F.P School in Kawale Zone in Chitipa.
"It was centred on three subjects of English, mathematics, and Chichewa within the junior classes and will help learners to have an equal assessment on examinations and eliminate the issues of gaps between city and rural schools."
Margret Nyirenda, Deputy Headteacher of Kasungu Demonstration School, noted that the orientation would provide additional help to teachers in understanding the scope of formulating exams using the agreed syllabus.
"There's a slight change from the way we were trained in college on how to approach examination formulation. This time around, the emphasis is that teachers need to use the syllabus and come up with questions based on what the learners have been taught in class," Nyirenda added.