Cameroon: GCE Results to be Released First Week of August!

The 2014 session of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education GCE results will be released before the end of the first week of August, 2014. This revelation was made by the Cameroon GCE Board Registrar Humphrey Monono just before the start of the marking process which began on Monday.

Cameroon GCE Board Head office. “Measuring Learning with Honesty. (credit photo: Francis Ekongang/Cameroonwebnews)

Considering the fact that marking is projected to be over on the 12th of July 2014, this will give reasonable time for the processing and compiling of results to be through by the date slated for the publication of the results. Commenting on the conduct of the 2014 Session the Registrar said the written phase was successful and serene.

Quizzed on the bilingual version of the GCE, he said it wasn’t exactly the bilingual version of the GCE as some people have been putting it. He said it was the introduction of a bilingual written paper which was optional and reserved for those who had prepared for it. The Bilingual paper he said touches on a number of subjects written in French and the orals. For French speaking students, it included Citizenship, Sports and Physical Education and the English Language while for Anglophones it involved Sports and Physical Education, Citizenship and the French Language. This alteration is not the same as a bilingual version of the GCE but simply gives room for an application of the French and the English Language within the context of the mentioned subjects. This innovation he said is a reinforcement of our reunification march. His only worry he said was what becomes of these children after the BEPC. From every indication, he said, they will continue normally like any other student. He however conceded that it sharpens the use of the two languages and called for support to be given to such students in the forms of books and financial motivation.

On the restructuring of examinations, he said the whole thing was still the same Anglo-Saxon as it has always been. There is always the Test Item Construction and then the real test. Items he said are pretested and then validated. Humphrey Monono said there has been a review of Subject Syllabuses both at the General and the Technical GCE. The first testing of Advanced Level English Language takes place in 2015 while Advanced level Logic and Citizenship will be first tested in 2016.

The man who crowns the edifice of the GCE Board said the improved format; Multiple Choice Questions MCQs was introduced in 2009. He explained however that this was not the first time that MCQs constituted an important part of these exams. At first he explained MCQs were present in some subjects but were later scrapped and maintained only in Physics. MCQs he said improved syllabus coverage and reduced the habit of speculation among students and tutors.

Not loosing sight of the possibility of bottlenecks to set in, Humphrey Monono explained that the Divisional Delegates of Secondary Education have been of great help in the running of things. With the rapidly increasing number of candidates he said there would certainly be the need for the creation of liaison offices in the Centre and the North to help the Divisional Delegates. “When the means are there” he added “this will be done but for now it is still a thought.”

Still on bottlenecks, he said the introduction of complementary ways to disseminate results such as using the Mobile Telephone Network MTN greatly made it possible for results to reach a wider range of people and faster. Newspapers he said published only the names of successful candidates. MTN on the other hand facilitates access to results by every one who sat for the exams. “We hope to have it on our website on ROM- Read Only Memory version. Results can always be collected from us and published.”

Aware of the rapidly changing landscape irrespective of the domain, the GCE Board Registrar explained that a lot had been invested in Human Resources through internal and external seminars to update the vision of the Cameroon GCE Board. The structural Policy of the House he said took into consideration the enormous challenges that lay ahead. “The House is conscious of what the public expects and is trying to catch up with the challenges brought in by the exams. At the Board, we don’t have closing time. Many others depend on our dead lines. Parents have been happy since 2008 by early release of results as it makes it easier for them to look for schools for their children on time. We want to stand up squarely to the challenges.”

Talking about the new edifice that now serves as the Head Office of the Cameroon GCE Board, Humphrey Monono thanked the Government for the infrastructural uplift saying that without the funds provided by the government nothing of such a magnitude would have been achieved. The working environment he said was a lot more conducive with more working space. The former office was really challenging with noise filtering in from near bye bars and eating houses that constantly distracted workers from offices. He hoped that other structures that should normally accompany such a structure that now houses the GCE board should also be put in place so as to make the place complete. “We should like to leave the Cameroon GCE Board better than we left it”

cameroonwebnews, 27 June 2014

Cameroon: 2013 GCE Results Show General Improvement

A pass of 45.77 per cent was recorded in the Ordinary Level with 55.97 per cent in the Advanced Level general.

Students at the Bilingual Grammar School in Buea, Cameroon displaying their Certificate (archive)

The 2013 results of the General Certificate of Education, GCE, have been released with a general improvement in the performance of candidates.

According to statistics read over the national radio yesterday July 31, 2013, at the GCE Advanced level, 21,197 candidates passed as against 37.870 candidates who sat for the exams thereby giving a percentage pass of 55.97 per cent with an insignificant improvement to last year’s performance.

For the Ordinary Level, some 37,380 candidates have been declared successful as against 81,675 who actually took the exams giving a success rate of 45.77 per cent as compared to 42.88 per cent in 2012.

Meanwhile, GCE Technical also witnessed a sharp improvement at both the Technical Ordinary and Advanced levels with 45.25 per cent and 65 per cent respectively. Some 39 Advanced level candidates recorded outstanding results scoring all the 25 points.

The Sandpit vicinity that hosts the office of the Cameroon General Certificate Examination, GCE Board, in Buea was in a frenzy mood yesterday following the publication of results of the 2013 session of the GCE examinations. Candidates and non-candidates alike who had flooded the vicinity in a bid to get information about their results or those of their relations could not contain their anxieties. While some were busy making frantic efforts to get into the GCE Board premises to no avail, others were seen glued to their mobile telephones either receiving or making calls to distant candidates.

According to the CRTV Radio’s national station, some eleven schools have scored a 100 per cent at the Advanced Level while 14 schools scored 100 percent in Ordinary Levels. Six schools also have more than 300 successful candidates at the Advanced level. Meantime, results of the Apostolic Technical College in Nkwen, Bamenda have been with-held for alleged fraud pending investigations.

Roland MBONTEH | August 2, 2013 | Cameroon Tribune

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Cameroon: GCE Results Out, Improved Pass in 2009

Martin Akuro Akwa – All Africa.com

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Ordinary Level candidates scored 53.89 % while 69.53% was recorded at the Advanced Level.

Twenty five thousand six hundred and sixty nine (25,669) candidates have passed the GCE Ordinary Level for 2009, scoring 53.89 % as against 48.61 % for 2008. Statistics show that 47, 630 sat for the examinations in 2009.

At the Advanced Level, 20,310 made it scoring 69.53 % as against 57.79 % for 2008. This marked an improved percentage of 11.74 %. Technical Ordinary Level recorded 1,422 passes out of 4,048 who sat for the examination. They scored a 35.13% pass against 39.38 % in 2008. Their results experienced a drop of minus 4.25 %. Technical Education examination at the “A” Level had 774 passes scoring 33.39% for 2009 as against 60.47 % in 2008, being a drop of 27.08 %. Results for French Technical Examinations conducted in English by the Cameroon GCE Board are yet to be published.

Seven Ordinary Level candidates scored 33 points on a scale of 33 representing 100 %, thus passing in 11 subjects with “A” Grades. They are Fultang Blaesius Norman from FBC Nkongsamba, Michael Fonyam Mbah Ngwanah from SHC Mankon, Ntangri Albert Assamau from SAMS Kitiwum, Awungayi Desmond from SWC Fontem, Ategha Jespa, Kangkwalah Ategha from GSS Bafia, Muyuka, Nkengfack Brunhilda Tegomoh from OLLSS Mankon. 224 students passed at the Honour Roll in 2009 whereas last year (2008) only 169 candidates had the Honour. The following subjects – History, Economics, Geography, and Literature in English, French, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in that order had highest “A” grades. Eight schools recorded the highest number of candidate passes. They are CCASS Kumba, PCHS Bamenda, CCAST Bambili, GBHS Kumbo, GBHS Bamenda, GBHS Ndop, GBHS Buea and BGS Molyko.

Comparatively, the male candidates are still dominating the female in passes. At the Ordinary Level, the male had 59.54% as against 49.69 % for the female. At the Advanced Level, the male scored 70.02% as against 68.96 for female candidates. Denominational institutions still have the lead with 92.39 % as against 80.45% for Government schools. Non denominational scored 79.44% whereas external candidates recorded 52.95% pass.

The GCE Board needs a brailing machine to enable it conduct examinations for the blind with ease. The Board officials complain that conducting examinations for the blind is tedious without brailing machines.

Christ the King College Poised for Best Results at GCE Technical

Christ The King College – Tiko is hte institution with the best results at the Technical GCE in Fako DSivision, (credit photo: Francis Ekongang)

Tiko 30 May — The challenge to maintain the records as the institution with the best results at the Technical GCE in Fako Division was thrown to the students of Christ the King College.

Tiko recently at the Graduation ceremony of this renowned establishment. To guarantee that this came to pass, the graduating students were challenged to beat the best results so far achieved which was in 2013. On behalf of the Divisional Delegate of Education, the representative informed the students that there was a new prize for  students with the highest number of A grades.

The school administration and parents’ representative were unanimous in their call to the students to provide many laureates for these new prizes. They were called to be ambassadors of the college as they leave campus. They appreciated the partnership role of the Titular ministry and thanked the Divisional Delegation of Secondary Education for Fako for the Operation Excellence Campaign which will give prizes to the students with the highest number of A grades.

Madame Mundi Angafor in her academic talk harped on the importance of discipline in the upbringing of each child. She said holding conversations with children on a one to one bases were exceptionally important and emphasised that there could be no meaningful achievement without Discipline. Discipline which was presented through different definitions was summarily presented as the purposeful training of themind and character. Discipline she said could be self imposed or could be imposed by rules.

People with the first role to play in producing children with self control were parents. She decried parents who condole vices in their children and who accuse administration for hating these children. Cognizant of the fact that there were pressures of modernism, she said this was the reason behind the humane Diocesan policy of Progressive Discipline which she said  was aimed at catching up with these pressures. She decried strange sexual habits and called on students to be humble, obedient, stoic, decent, persevering, admitting errors and being prayerful.”As a beautiful young person you are an accident of nature but as an old beautiful person you are a product of discipline.”

Cameroonwebnews

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