Thursday, May 9, 2013

Official Examinations: GCE “Practicals” begin Hitch-free

Humphrey Monono-Registrar (CEO),Cameroon GCE Board
According to the State owned Bilingual daily newspaper, Cameroon Tribune, practical examinations for the 2013 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level began yesterday nationwide in all the internal and external accommodation centres.
Reports from some of the examination centres in Yaounde indicate that the practical session is moving on hitch free.
GCE Advanced level candidates currently undergoing the Chemistry practical in various examination laboratories.
Over 154 000 to take part in the written part
Speaking to NewsWatch in Yaounde last week, the Registrar, Chief Executive Officer of the Cameroon GCE Board, Sir Humphrey Ekema Monono whispered that about 154 000 candidates would be sitting in for the written part of examinations organized by the Board.
The candidates would start on May 27 with the Economics paper and marking expected to end by July 10, 2013.
The Registrar cautioned students who will be sitting for the exams to
On the level of preparedness of the Board for the exams, Mr Monono said “we are prepared as usual, it is not the first time we are organizing these exams”.
On the innovations in this year’s session of examinations organized by the Board, the Registrar said there are going to be new subjects this year. Besides, there are also technical innovations “we are actually trying to put in a program where the candidates can communicate with us directly and get their results”, Mr Monono said.
However, this novelty would be possible if tested and designed by suppliers of such processes. Mr Monono explained that if eventually tested and implemented, a candidate will just need to seat on his or her computer, ask for his or her results and they are given.
“There are lots of things we are trying to think about, there are lots of things the students themselves are trying to think about and we think that together we can make it serene, very peaceful especially if we avoid tricks and under the table negotiations for exams bringing in small gadgets, inconveniencing gadgets to facilitate one’s perception of the exams”, the registrar said further.
By Ndi Eugene Ndi

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