6, March 2017
The Registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board, CGCE , Dr Humphrey Ekema Monono has revealed that he receives death threats everyday from anonymous persons who send messages threatening to kill him if he goes ahead to organize the 2017 session of the GCE.
The Registrar made the declaration in Buea as the Board held an extra ordinary Council session to take a decision on the prevailing situation in Southern Cameroons. Cameroun Info.Net reported that the board has recorded the lowest registration ever for the 2017 GCE session. Humphrey Monono also revealed that though the board is independent, it is under the tutelage of the Ministry of Secondary Education. He pointed out that he is expected to take instructions from his hierarchy, hence cannot unilaterally suspend the writing of the exams.
During the meeting which took place at the head quarters of the board, members of the council gave the Registrar authorization to extend the registration deadline to March 20; 2017 to get many more candidates into the 2017 session. Mr. Monono hinted that some 70,000 students have registered as of February but some sources say it is below 40,000.
Members also called on parents, students and other education stakeholders to effectively take their children back to school on Tuesday March 7, 2017. They equally called on Education Secretaries of both Lay private and Confessional schools to disseminate the information, calling back students to their various schools by the said date.