12, July 2017
The management of the GCE Board has shut down the Bamenda marking Centers, Cameroon Concord News has learned. We gathered that the decision was reached after a meeting with the Francophone governor. The Board leadership has been quoted as saying that the institution cannot guarantee the security of the teachers summoned to correct the examination papers due to the current state of affairs in the Bamenda County set up as a result of the Southern Cameroons crisis.
Teachers who have to correct the examination papers have all been directed to the Buea and Limbe centers in the South West Region. Our senior correspondent in Mamfe, the chief town in Manyu Division hinted that several numbers of teachers have left the North West region via Bachou-Akaegbe in Manyu to Buea for the exercise.
The closure of the Bamenda centers announced recently by the well fed registrar, Humphery Ekema Monono (seen here) also involves examiners for the Ordinary levels. Humphrey Ekema Monono has also sent out a threatening message to all Southern Cameroons teachers warning against lateness. It is therefore in the South-West Region that all the participants in the correction chain will be working on the official examination copies.
The Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime believes security and working conditions are better assured in the Fako constituency. Some of the teachers who spoke to us but sued for anonymity said they were traveling to Buea and Limbe for tourism as due to the low participation of candidates, the number of working days have been drastically reduced. This means the markers will be paid less.
By Eyong Johnson
Cameroon Concord News