The Written part is on nation-wide hitch free. The written part of the 2017 session of General Certificate of Education Examinations that kicked off Monday June 12 nationwide, is reported going on in total serenity.
Contrary to threats of a blank year propagated by a group of idle folks and unpatriotic citizens following the closure of some mission and lay private schools in the SouthWest and North West regions, the academic year has successfully come to an end with certificate examinations being written nationwide.
After the common entrance and First School Leaving Certificates, the written part of the 2017 session of the GCE that kicked off since Monday June 12 is going on hitch free throughout the national territory.
Some students from schools that closed down have been redeployed in other centres while those who crossed over to the other eight regions are writing in their new centres where they registered.
The government has respected its promise to protect all the more than one hundred and thirty thousand students sitting for the exams by providing adequate security in all the centres in the North West and South West regions. Some parents have been seen escorting their children to the examination centres.
The government has also provided financial resources to ensure the prompt payment of examiners and other actors for the 2017 session.
Authorities of the Cameroon GCE Board have expressed satisfaction with the conduct of both the candidates and invigilators in the centres. The Registrar of the GCE board, Dr. Humphrey Ekema Monono says the board is leaving no stone unturned to give credibility to the GCE that it has been orgainising for over two decades.
The Minister of secondary education, Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe has also been expressing satisfaction with the conduct of the exams after visiting centres in the SouthWest and NorthWest regions.
Some of the candidates to whom we talked , say the questions are within reach and that despite the negative and Machiavellian views of some unpatriotic Cameroonians, their fate will never be compromised.
Kange Williams Wasaloko