Drastic Drop in 2012 GCE results

Results of the 2012 session of the General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) were released yesterday July 31, 2012. The exams witnessed a drastic drop this year at both levels.

A total of 57.689 candidates made it at both levels including GCE Technical exams. The Advanced Level scored 55.70 per cent as against 76.99 last year. At the Ordinary Level, a score of 42.88 per cent was registered lower than last year's 43.51 per cent. Concerning the Technical GCE, the Advanced Level dropped from last year's 46.60 per cent to 41.96 per cent. However, the Ordinary Level Technical climbed from last year's 38.24 per cent to 40.65 this year.

Nine schools hit 100 per cent passes at the Advanced Level: OLLSS Mankon (90 passes), SJC Sasse (87 passes), SHC Mankon (84 passes), PSS Mankon (81 passes), SWC Fontem (43 passes), SHC Douala (36 passes), BRC Soppo (26 passes), SAMS Kitiwum (26 passes), and TBC Bertoua (5 passes).

Nine schools however scored 100 per cent at the GCE O/L namely: the OLLSS Mankon (103 passes), SJC Sasse (94 passes), SBC Mvolye (69 passes), SWC Fontem (75 passes), SAMS Kitiwum (34 passes), BRC Soppo (47 passed), GSS Mbamba (7 passes), MCC Mbingo (3 passes) and APC Teze (2 passes). The SLC Nkwen scored 100 per cent at GCE Technical A/L. Meanwhile, PCSS Buea scored 100 per cent at the GCE O/L Technical.

Parents and teachers, many of whom expressed worry at the dismal performances this year are still to discover the reasons behind the low successes. The Registrar of the GCE Board, Humphrey Ekema Monono was not available in Buea for comments.

A total of 123.734 candidates sat for the exams, with only 57.689 making it at both levels. In Buea, the announcement of the results sparked anxiety amongst the candidates and parents. Most of them rushed to the GCE Board premises defying the heavy rains. Unfortunately, the results booklets were unavailable. Many journalists were stranded at the GCE Board premises in search of result booklets which were not immediately on hand unlike in previous years. No GCE Board official was available to assist the media, anxious parents and candidates.

 

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