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2017 GCE Examinations: Board records worst results yet

The Cameroon General Certificate of Education board, GCEB, has recorded one of the worst results since its creation.

According to this year’s ordinary level results, out of 80,212 who registered, only 46, 532 sat for the exams, only 11,770 passed with a percentage pass of 25.29 contrary to last year where 110702 who registered 102, 857 sat for the session and 63,951 passed with a percentage of 62.17.

For the Advanced level, the results released earlier on Friday August 11, is extremely low with success rate of 35.52 and 22.36 for both the general and technical fields respectively. Out of the 33037 candidates who sat for the exams, only 11670 passed. The results witnessed a drastic drop compared to 2016 were the percentage passed was 66.52.

Meanwhile, results of some candidates have been withheld for malpractices. This was the case of Government Bilingual High School, Isangele and some candidates who sat for the exams without prior registration.

Many have blamed the poor results on the anglophone crisis which paralysed learning activities for many schools in English speaking Cameroon.

Published on 10.02.2021

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