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Cameroon: GCE 2021 results witness slight drop in Performances

Successful candidates of the 2021 session of the General Certificate of Education begin seeking admission at their various levels this week after results were released on Saturday, August 21.

The results were announced on state radio by the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof. Nalova Lyonga

Releasing the results, the Minister of Secondary Education called on Chiefs of Centres to collect the result slips of their students in the GCE liaison offices situated in their various localities.

According to the statistics released, a 61,94 percent pass was recorded in the GCE Advanced Level, a drop from the 64,4 percent recorded last year.

On the other hand, a 59,08 percent score was recorded at the GCE Ordinary Level, a drop from the 64,4 percent recorded last year.

In the Technical and Vocational Education Exam, TVEE Intermediate Level, a score of 58,81 percent was recorded while a 71,59 percent pass was recorded in the TVEE Advanced Level.

However, there was an increased participation at this year’s session with an additional 16,000 candidates taking the exams, according to the Board Chair of the GCE Board, Prof Ivo Leke Tambo.

The Minister of Secondary Education praised all the organisers and stakeholders on the hitch-free organization of the examination and hoped it ushers in a smooth start for the new academic year.

On his part, the Board Chair of the GCE Board, Professor Ivo Leke Tambo said publishing the results a earlier than last year was significant progress in operations and thanked all stakeholders for making this possible.

He added that the increase in the number of candidates this year to about 16,000 shows the enormous work put in by various stakeholders as well as an increased confidence in the GCE exams.

On his part, the Registrar of the Cameroon GCE Board, Dominic Dang Akuh said they have had to introduce innovations to overcome the various challenges they have praised and immediately looked forward to the next academic year.

“No examination session resembles the other one, every time we have to introduce innovations in order to address the problems and the challenges that we face. This year only GCE Board staff could handle papers this year. We also introduced marking sessions in Limbe and Buea, rotating examiners,” the Registrar said.

Looking forward to the next academic year, he hoped performances will improve at the level of teaching and the quality of learning.

Published on 10.02.2021

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