Cameroon: GCE Results Out, Improved Pass in 2009
Martin Akuro Akwa – All Africa.com
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.