It is a donation from the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services to help prepare official secondary exams, likely printing exam papers for visually impaired candidates.
The General Certificate of Education, GCE, Board is getting set for the upcoming national exams, that is, the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels. To ensure a good organisation, a good number of equipment are needed.
In this light, the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services has decided to carry an assistance to the organisation board. The health service led by its Director, Professor Tih Pius Muffih, offered a high quality advanced Everest DV5 and Everest Acoustic Hood to the institution. These machines are mainly to help in the production of exam question papers for visually impaired candidates.
Everest DV5 is one of the most versatile Braille embossers taking Braille in any format on a cut sheet paper. The equipment also has some modern features like: Wi-fi connection, Bluetooth, embossing from USB memory braille printing from mobile devices.
The machine, according to experts, has the capacity of embossing 400 A4 pages per hour, high resolution tactile graphics, automatic booklet format with horizontal and vertical printing options.
Concerning the other machine, that is, the Everest Acoustic Hood, it provides a cost-effective solution for housing the natural noise made when embossing Braille. In addition, it has a 90% noise reduction.
For the GCE Board to master how to use these sophisticated machines, the CBCHS put at its disposal a technical team of experts who will give orientations and management tips of the two equipment.
This donation is not the first given by the Sanitary Institution to the GCE Board. In 2010, they made a donation of an Everest-V4 Braille Embosser. A machine which facilitates large-scale production of exam questions.
The CBCHS stands as a true partner to education as a whole and to the GCE Board in particular. Some years ago, they refurbished and equipped some GCE Centers like: BHS Buea, GBHS Bamenda and that of Bafoussam.