Parents and guardians of candidates who sat in for this year’s General Certificate of Education, GCE, have expressed frustration for not being able to access their children results easily.
Since the announcement of the release of the 2018 examination results by GCE Board, over State radio on July 23, most parents are still upset.
One of such parent is Evelyn Mancho. Evelyn has three kids who all wrote the GCE Advanced. She told JournalduCameroun.com that the confusion in which the Board placed her children goes a long way to taint the image of the institution. “My children almost developed trauma while waiting for their results. Having gone through stressful registration, tedious academic year and finally sitting for the examination, they still need to patiently wait for the results amid a number fake documents. It is unacceptable that children suffer again like this to know their results.”
Another parent who prefers anonymity says she is surprised that in this day and age of mighty technological feats, the GCE Board has still not been able to develop an online system for students to get timely and accurate results using their registration numbers.
To her, parents and students alike will get chronic stress because of the number of false and inaccurate or outdated documents being circulated around.
It would be recalled that this is not the first time Cameroonians are expressing frustrations over the way GCE results are released. Some years back students were either forced to buy newspapers, listen to state media, CRTV or send text messages to a mobile telephone company, all in the bid to get their results.
Some embittered parents have described these moves by the GCE Board as a scam: “This is scamming in broad daylight.The pressure the Board has put on Cameroonians is rather very costly”
“It is a frustrating situation for most candidates and parents because the national station cannot broadcast all the results to the satisfaction of the candidates because of their other programmes.
As a way forward, educational pundits are proposing the board makes the results available at the various writing centres, schools or internet so candidates can access them easily.