12, May 2017
Biya regime makes public a new code of conduct for success in End-of-Course Exams in Southern Cameroons 1
Secondary Education Minister yesterday instructed special measures to accommodate students who did not register for 2017 examinations. Messages to build hope towards the so-called hitch- free 2017 end-of-course examinations in the North West region was the subject of a frank exchange between the visiting Minister of Secondary Education, Jean Ernest Ngalle Messena Bibehe and CPDM experts in Bamenda on May 10, 2017. The stakes featured security concerns, preparedness of students in some confessional schools, movements of students to and from accommodation Centers and logistics for credible examinations schedule to begin on May 15 with practicals and June 12, 2017 for the written session.
In the region to asses and follow up the state of preparedness, Minister Jean Ernest Ngalle Massena Bibehe reassured all technical collaborators of government’s responsibility to ensure the proper organization and management of the examination in times like this when the social crisis that haunt the North West and South West Regions did not help matters for the 2016/2017 academic year. The visiting Minister, North West Governor, Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the Director of Examinations, GCE and BAC Board authorities took turns to abate worries which include appeals to reinforce security in accommodation schools and concerns about students who, either did not prepare or missed out on registration for the examinations.
It was against this backdrop that in a late hour move, the Minister instructed the Registrar of the GCE Board to give a listening ear with special measures to accommodate such students who show up for examinations. He stressed that all students ready for the examinations will be given a chance and that the government will help matters for movement concerns. Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique reassured that security will be stepped up and stressed the need for stakeholders to be part of special security measures and readily denounce any threats for action.
Minister Jean Ernest Ngalle Massena Bibehe challenged stakeholders to play their roles and revealed special communications measures to enhance vigilance and probity. The stakes are high and the Minister urged all to showcase a high sense of patriotism for the success of the examination in the supreme interest of children’s right to education. It also emerged from the working session which assembled heads of Accommodation Centers, Principals, Educational Secretaries of Confessional and Lay private education sectors , trade union leaders, that some 40,573 candidates registered for the GCE in the North West, 1,651 for BAC and some 12,277 for technical education.
Source: Cameroon Tribune