Wednesday, July 7, 2021

GCE 2021 Session: Candidates Taking Exams Under Calm, Serene Atmosphere



Cameroon General Certificate Exams is taking place hitchfree across the nation, to mark the end of the Academic Year 2020/2021 in Cameroon.

The Ministry of Secondary Education has expressed satisfaction with the hitch-free writting of the 2021 session GCE examinations nationwide.

Secondary School Minister

Secondary Education Minister Prof. Nalova Lyonga, the Registrar of the GCE board, Dang Akuh Dominic and the Board Chairman, Prof. Ivo Leke Tambo have all ensured that the students write their exams in calm and serenity, with hope for brilliant results.

At the start of the exams, a team went to work and took measures to ensure the smooth organisation of the examinations especially with security challenges in some regions and the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof. Nalova Lyonga, expressed satisfaction at the smooth start of the exams which is expected to reflect at the end of the course, with brilliant results envisaged at the end of the exams.

"The English-speaking areas have a tradition as far as examinations were concerned and this is the tradition we are seeing displayed, all starting at the same time and finishing at the same time.” Minister Nalaova Lyonga.

Further information revealed that, no student so far has been reported to have fallen ill given the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the whole nation, or shot dead given the armed conflict in the Northwest and Southwest Region.

Minister Nalova Lyonga had distributed anti-Covid-19 kits including buckets, soap, facemask to accommodation centres, protecting these students and cautioning them of the need to keep barrier measures. 

GCE Board Registrar

Statistica from the GCE Board, says a total of 170 483 candidates registered candidates this year opposed to the 154 149 for last year. 

This gives an increase of 16 334 new candidates taking the exams compared to last year. The exams are unfolding in 336 examinations centres for the O/A levels and 97 centres for the TVEE nationwide.

GCE Board chairman

Statistics from the board further indicates that they are a total of 93 643 students registered for the Ordinary level this year as opposed to the 85 975 for 2020 making an increase of 7 668 new candidates.

The Advanced level also witness an increase of 2 254 new candidates as 13 263 registered this year as compared to 11 009 in 2020. 

The TVEE intermediate level has a total of 55 580 registered candidates compared to 49 699 in 2020 with an increase of 5 881 candidates while the TVEE Advanced level has a 531 increase in number of registered candidates with 7 997 this year opposed to 7 466 last year.

In the North West and South West regions there is an increase in the number of candidates sitting in for the exams this year with the NWR moving from 14 000 candidates in 2020 to over 20 000 this year while the SWR has 30 141 candidates for the O/A levels plus 7126 TVEE intermediate and advanced levels.


By Ndefru Melanie
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