GCE Group Discussions, Revision Classes Take Centre Stage

Stakeholders and candidates are organising to do better in the 2015 certificate examinations.

From the look of things, all is virtually set for the proper conduct of the 2015 General Certificate of Education, GCE, examinations in the North West Region. Stakeholders have been turning full circle to ensure a hitch-free session of the delicate and sensitive examinations. It is all about enhancing confidentiality and efforts to check malpractices. That was the main topic for discussion when stakeholders recently launched the 2015 examinations season.

Back in schools, some denominational colleges have already proceeded on summer holidays, leaving GCE candidates on campus to concentrate on the examinations. At Sacred Heart College, Mankon, St Bedes College, Ashing-Kom, PCHS Mankon, etc, GCE mock results were long released and candidates have been correcting their errors and drawing lessons. It is time over for regular classes as teachers rather spend time aising candidates on the proper attitude towards the examinations. It is all about a check list to remind candidates to keep their GCE registration slips, time tables, pens, pencils, rulers and other stationery, handy.

On the eve of the examinations, most teachers recommend serenity and sang-froid. It is time over for reading late into the night which may confuse the candidates, they say. The difference, perhaps, is from some evening schools where candidates still rush for late- hour classes. John Tita, a GCE Aanced Level candidate told Cameroon Tribune that his last days are spent revising notes. Emilia Ndeh focusses on group discussions while Peter Cho says his teachers have since completed the syllabus and candidates now spend time answering past GCE questions.

Meanwhile, at the Bamenda GCE Regional Office, information shows that the North West Region registered 77,227 candidates for the 2015 session. The Regional Coordinator, Chateh Pauline Ngwenyi, told Cameroon Tribune that the number of candidates has increased by about 5,115, with 77,227 enrolled in 2015 as against 71,912 in 2014. Statistics show an increase of 11.22 per cent in the GCE Ordinary Level General Education with 43,578 candidates in 2015 as against 39,181 in 2014. The GCE Aanced Level General Education has witnessed a drop 2.14 per cent in the number of candidates, with 19,416 this year as against 19,840 in 2014.

Source : Cameroon Tribune

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