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Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority has announced that it will no longer administer entry examinations during the recruitment of pre-apprentices.

The new approach of recruitment which is set to begin in 2018 follow ongoing reforms that the organization and government is doing to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the recruitment process, mainly through optimizing finance, time and human resource utilization which is in line with current best practices.

According to the TEVET Authority Executive Director, Mr. Wilson Makulumiza Nkhoma, the selection of pre-apprentices will now be based on the Malawi School Certificate (MSCE) grades and programme subject combination according to specific course requirements and equity as guided by government policies, procedure and statuses.

“Production and administration of entrance examination alone was costing TEVETA up to K60 million and now due to the decommissioning of the exams, we will spend less than K20 million. This gave us reason that the authority will no longer be using entrance examination grades as part of selection criteria as has been the case all along,” said Mr. Makulumiza Nkhoma.

He further said the selection for 2018 pre-apprenticeship programme is at an advanced stage and that successful candidates who will be selected using these criteria will be duly informed through letters, SMS’s and public announcements.

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