Cameroon GCE Board Announces Proprietors of Confessional Schools’ Call for Students to Take Exams

Cameroon GCE Board chairman, Pr Peter Alange Abety announced that the proprietors of Islamic and confessional schools are asking their students to come and take the GCE examinations at their particular centers.

But, as of this time the proprietors have not given any confirmation yet.

The chairman of Cameroon GCE Board made the announcement after an in-camera conference of the council of the board on Saturday which aims to assess the administrative and management performance of 2016 and also the level of preparedness for the 2017 examinations.

Pr Alange Abety disclosed that the board is very happy to let the general public know that schools run by Protestant, Catholic and Islamic denominations have assured the board that they are getting ready to ask their candidates to return to their schools and take their exams.

The declaration made by the Ministry of Secondary Education to postpone the examination for two weeks remains unchanged, stated by Monono Humphrey, the Registrar of the GCE Board. The practical phase of the exam is on the 15 of May while the written phase starts on the 12th of June this year.

Changes will occur on the individual schedule of the candidates. Instead of 2 p.m., the afternoon exams will be taken at 1 p.m. for security reasons.

Mr. Ekema emphasized that the afternoon papers should start early enough and close quite early in the afternoon to give candidates more time to go home and be with their family early enough.

Pr Alange at his talk in March 2017 during the emergency council session of the GCE Board, expressed his concerns on the credibility of the GCE 2017 certificates should the strike continue.

Apparently, the Minister of the Secondary Education will go around the two regions of Southern Cameroon to assess state of affairs of the examinations prepared by his ministry. The tour of Minister Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe will begin on the 8th of May 2017 until the 11th.

The schools in the Southern Cameroons have been very inactive due to the Anglophone Struggle which started in November 2016.

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