, #StopFakeNews: Alerged School Resumption is False, General Certificate of Education ( GCE ) Board

The Minister of Secondary Education Prof. Nalova Lyonga has dismissed as fake the information circulating on school resumption on 20th April 2020.

Fake Messages circulating on social media earlier today 08th April 2020, had it that a joint release by Minister Nalova and her counterpart of Basic Education states that schools will resume soon.

As part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Cameroon PM Dion Ngute on March 17 called for all schools to be shut down.

Sample of Fake School Resumption Decree

, #StopFakeNews: Alerged School Resumption is False, General Certificate of Education ( GCE ) Board
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According to the Fake News

The ministers of basic education and secondary education signed a joint decree on 07 April modifying the 2019/2020 school calendar in Cameroon because of the measures taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic. According to this decree, the 3rd quarter will take place from April 20 to June 19 instead of April 13 to June 05.

The minister Speaks

https://web.facebook.com/CRTVweb/posts/2561027024136285

The orginal Decree

The original decree modifying the academic year was actually signed and published last year. Check the below references for more information

References

http://www.minesec.gov.cm/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/URGENT_Calendrier-Ann%C3%A9e-scolaire-FR_EN_-2019_2020_OK.pdf

https://www.commentpostuler.com/2020/04/arrete-modifiant-le-calendrier-de-annee-2020.html

https://www.journalducameroun.com/information-continu/le-calendrier-de-lannee-scolaire-2019-2020-modifie-a-cause-du-coronavirus/

http://www.cameroondesks.com/2020/04/epreuves-pratiques-deps-aux-examens.html

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