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2017 GCE Exams: Create special centres for unregistered candidates, Registrar told

Ekema Monono, registrar of the Cameroon GCE Board, has been instructed to create special centres for candidates who never registered…

Ekema Monono, registrar of the Cameroon GCE Board, has been instructed to create special centres for candidates who never registered for the 2017 GCE.

Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe, secondary education minister dole out the instructions during a working session with educational stakeholders of the Northwest Region.

Despite the registrar’s view that the move will bring disorder given the exam’s strict computerisation standards, Minister Bibehe insisted that his instructions must be executed and followed up.

Bibehe said candidates must not put on uniforms before being allowed to enter the examination rooms. He also instructed that candidates who are boarders could decide to reside with parents or guardians in the neighbourhood and go for the examinations on a daily basis.

“These candidates have the choice of staying in the dormitory or with their parents during the time of writing the exams,” the Minister said.

On the exams credibility and candidate’s level of preparedness, Bibehe said some students had been attending schools elsewhere and revising their notes, from the day he declared that there would be no blank academic year in Cameroon in 2017. To him, Candidates who are prepared will write, whether they were out of school since December 2016 or not.

It should be recalled that out of the expected 180,000 students that could have registered for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, in the Northwest only 40,573 registered

Reiterating the Minister stance, Aldolph LeleL’Afrifque, North West Governor assured educational stakeholders present during the working session that all security measures has been taken to ensure hitch-free exams.