Primary education is free, Secondary and University education must be paid for. Primary school runs from standard 1 to 8. In standard 8 pupils sit for examinations and those that pass well are selected into secondary schools. Secondary runs from Form 1 to 4. In form 2 students sit for the Junior Certificate Examinations and those that pass well proceed to senior level. In Form 4 they sit for the Malawi School Certificate Examinations and if they pass well they are selected for university after sitting the University Entrance Examinations.
Source: Peatry Ntodwa