One of the country’s academicians says poor administrative mechanism is a major contributing factor to poor performance of Islamic Secondary schools.

Witness Mdoka, a lecturer at Catholic University, said this after reports indicate that most of the Islamic schools have not performed well in the just released Malawi School Certificate of Examinations MSCE results.

Commenting on the matter, Mdoka said most Islamic schools are headed by individuals who are not qualified to manage the schools.

“It is time for Islamic schools to usher in people who are conversant with school administration and instill discipline among the students,” said Mdooka.

Malawi National Examinations Board in conjunction with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology released results 2019 MSCE results which showed that 50.36 percent passed.

This means that almost half of the students failed and was a 13 percent drop as compared to 2018 examinations.