Cameroon GCE 2020 Release Date: What lies in-between
The general public is informed that the Cameroon GCE Release Date 2020 have been released on the 2 October 2020. The announcement was made by the GCE Board Chair moments ago on national radio.
GCE 2020 release has witnessed an increase in the number of fake GCE Results 2020 circulating on different groups and channels online.
According to Munjoh Jacob, an advanced level GCE examiner, “The marking session ended officially on Tuesday 22nd of September with the marking of GCE A level paper 3.
This means that other administrative work that involves the compilation of the results and the grading is on and results expected surely before the 5th of October 2020”.
The Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board known as Cameroon GCE Board before 2019 has always been the official body responsible for setting public examinations, marking them, and distributing results for the anglophone subsection of education in Cameroon secondary schools at two stages:
- Ordinary (O) Level
- Advanced (A) Level.
Following the 2019 Presidential decree on the reorganization of the GCE Board, the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board equally awards the following certificates:
- Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC)
- Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
- Advanced Professional Certificate (APC).
2019 Statistics from the GCE Board
In 2019, Statistics from the GCE Board show 110,916 candidates registered for the 2019 session and 98,015 candidates sat for the exams. 66,846 students passed recording a percentage pass rate of 74.24 as compared to 62.27% in 2018.
2020 Statistics from the GCE Board
The Ordinary levels results have witnessed an improvement from 62.15 in 2019 to 64.04% this year 2020.
The advance level result however dropped from 74.24 % in 2019 to 64. 4% in 2020.
The Problem surrounding the GCE 2020 Release Date
With the coming of the global pandemic (Coronavirus COVID19), the academic year was disrupted due to the global shutdown that affected Cameroon in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus.
It was really a difficult academic year 2019/2020 as a result of the ongoing Anglophone crisis (particularly in the NW and SW) and the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that let to the halt of the academic year for over three (3) months.
Due to the encouragement from the minister of secondary education and the commitment of the educational staff, the school year ended successfully though late. It is better late than never.
Due to all these, the GCE Results 2020 will be delayed until at least October. The GCE results 2020 will be released, published, and made official by the GCE Board.
The Writing & Practical Session 2020
- The written face of the GCE examination for GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level, TVE (Intermediate and Advanced Level) took place between July 20 and August 6, 2020, as opposed to the usual June to July
- The marking session of the GCE 2020 started on the 8th of September and ended officially on Tuesday 22nd of September with the marking of GCE A level paper 3.
The GCE ITC and ATC are written for the first time and has come to replace the CAP/OL Technical and BACC/AL Technical respectively.
Maximum and minimum number of papers allowed
- Ordinary Level General: Students are allowed to write a maximum of 11 papers and a minimum of 6 papers with English Language, Mathematics, and French being compulsory.
- Advanced Level General: Candidates are allowed to write a maximum of 5 papers and a minimum of 2 papers.
- Intermediate Technical Certificates: Candidates are allowed to write a maximum of 11 papers and a minimum of 9 papers
- Advanced Technical Certificate: Candidates are allowed to write a maximum of 8 papers and a minimum of 6 papers.
Number of papers considered as a Pass
The number of papers considered to be a pass at the Cameroon GCE Results 2020 varies with respect of type of institution (General or Technical) and the Level of studies. Note that the GCE ITC and ATC have come to replace the then GCE O/L Technical and GCE A/L Technical.
- O/L General: Passed at this level which after five years of studies is 4 papers minimum.
- A/L General: Passed at this level is a minimum of 2 papers
- ITC (Replaces O/L Technical): Passed at this level is a minimum of 5 papers.
- ATC (Replaces A/L Technical) : Passed at this level is a minimum of 4 papers.
Signs that GCE 2020 Release Date has come
These are Signs that the Cameroon GCE Release Date 2020 has come and its available for all to get a pdf copy for free without hindrances.
- All national radio and TV stations will announce the result
- MTN and Orange Cameroon will text you the shortcodes to use
- The GCE Board will make an official announcement.