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The Registration Period for the 2021 GCE Examination Session has been Extended

The Registration Period for the 2021 GCE Examination Session has been Extended to suit candidates who couldn’t meet up with the 2021 GCE Examination Session Registration Period set aside by the Board.

This rapid decision came as a result of high requests by parents and students partaking in the 2021 GCE Examination Session.

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The public is hereby also notified that during the extension period, the Registration Centres are strictly forbidden from collecting late entry fees from candidates or parents.

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Extension of the Registration Period for the 2021 Session of GCE Examinations

The Minister of Secondary Education hereby informs the public, especially potential candidates, that the closing date for registration of examinations organized by the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board for the 2021 session has been exceptionally extended as follows:

When is the deadline for GCE Registration 2021?

2021 GCE Examination Session Extended

The Registration Period for the 2021 Session of GCE Examinations has been extended to Monday, 15th February 2021.

Deadline for reception of registration material at the GCE Board Head Office, Buea

2021 GCE Examination Session Extended

Consequently, registration documents should reach the GCE Board the latest Friday, 26th February 2021.

Who are those concerned?

Chief of registration centers, liaison officers, parents, and prospective candidates should take note.

Extension of the 2021 GCE Registration Period Press Release

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Procedure to Recover lost Cameroon GCE Certificates

If you have been asking yourself How to Recover or obtain a duplicate of lost Cameroon GCE Certificates that were either misplaced or got burnt then keep reading till the end to know what is needed to make this happen.

Learn more about the GCE Board hereCameroon GCE Board: What you should know

What are Cameroon GCE Certificates?

Cameroon GCE Certificates are the most crucial documents required by candidates seeking admission into higher institutions or while applying for jobs.

Overview

  • The Board issues duplicate certificates where there is evidence of loss or damage of a certificate that was issued by the Board.
  • Confirmation and authenticity of candidate results are issued to institutions for various purposes. The Board also issues attestations of English Language Proficiency to candidates.
  • The fees charged for these services can be consulted at the service of the library and documentation.

How it works

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Procedure to Recover lost GCE Certificates

The original certificates of the GCE Advanced and Ordinary levels are issued to candidates within the six months after the proclamation of results.

1. Eligibility

Firstly to be eligible for recovery, Only those who have sat at least once for the Cameroon GCE exams can be eligible to request another copy of the lost certificate if not any request will be rejected.

Candidates who lost or Misplaced their Original GCE Certificate must note that the issuing of certificates by the GCE Board takes not more than a year.

If due to unforeseen circumstances your GCE certificate doesn’t arrive on time, you may visit the Cameroon GCE Board’s offices for further inquiries.

2. Required Documents

Next, the following documents are necessary to constitute your file, when asking for a duplicate of lost Cameroon GCE Certificates.

  • An attestation of loss signed by the police or any competent authority for overseas candidates.
  • Handwritten application with 1000 Francs CFA fiscal stamp.

  • A copy of the National Identity card for Cameroonians or residence permits for foreigners. Candidates living abroad who do not have their national identity card at hand should attach a copy of their International Passport page bearing their name, picture, and other details.
  • A Photocopy of Results slips or Certificate if available.
  • A Photocopy of Birth Certificate

3. Fees required

A fee of 50,000 Francs CFA is required to be deposited to the General Certificate of Education Board before your lost certificate. This is a non-refundable amount and it’s official. 

Nevertheless, don’t fall for cheap scams when people promise to help you out.

4. Availability of Results

A result broadcast code-named Form G4/T4 will be sent to each Registration Centre showing the name of the candidate and the grade attained in each of the subjects offered.

Statements of results (Results Slip) listing the grades obtained in the subjects entered by each candidate will also be sent to the center for distribution to individual candidates.

The results will be communicated through the Cheif of Centre and not directly to the candidates concerned. Complaints regarding candidates’ results should be sent to the Chief of Centre who shall have the responsibility to forward such inquiries to the Board.

The Board may communicate a candidate’s results to universities and other authorities that request for them, without prior authorization from the candidate.

5. Statement of performance

A statement of performance shall be sent to any bonafide educational institution or prospective employer, on request by a candidate.

Such statements will not be sent to candidates, their parents, or anyone claiming to act on their behalf. A fee will be payable for such extra services.

Applications to the Board for a review of a candidate’s work should be made only where the examination performance shows a marked difference from the anticipated performance based on the teacher’s course work assessment.

Details of the procedure for dealing with such inquiries and the scale of fees may be obtained from the Board.

6. Award of Certificates

A candidate who writes both GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level, and who merits a certificate at each level, shall receive a separate certificate at each level.

7. Issue of Certificates

8. Duplicate Certificates / Results Slip

Applications for duplicate certificates/results slips shall be addressed to the Registrar. Such an application shall be accompanied by the following;

If your issue falls within this perimeter, then kindly download the application form below and fill it.

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2019 Presidential decree on the Reorganization of the Cameroon GCE Board

Decree 2019/100 of 04 March 2019 to modify and complete certain provisions of Decree 2018/614 of 22 October 2018 to reorganize the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board.

The President of the republic

  • Mindful of the Constitution;
  • Mindful of Law No. 98/004 of 14 April 1998 to lay down guidelines for education in Cameroon;
  • Mindful of Law No. 2017/10 of 12 July 2017 to lay down the General Rules and Regulations Governing Public Establishments;
  • Mindful of Decree No. 76/555/PR of 24 November 1976 bearing on the institution of «General Certificate of Education” Examinations in Cameroon;
  • Mindful of decree No. 93/172 of 1 July 1993, Creating the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board, as amended and supplemented by Decree No. 97/045 of 5 March 1997;
  • Mindful of decree No. 95/035 of 24 February 1995 to organize Secondary Education “Baccalauréat” examinations, as amended and supplemented by Decree No. 97/046 of 5 March 1997;
  • Mindful of Decree No. 2018/614 of 22 October 2018 to reorganize the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board.
2019 Presidential decree Reorganizes the Cameroon GCE Board

President Paul Biya

Hereby decrees as follows:

Article 1

The provisions of Articles 3, 8 and 28 of Decree No. 2018/614 of 22 October 2018 to reorganize the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board, shall be modified and completed as follows:

Article 3 (New)

(1) The corporate purpose of the Board shall be the organization throughout the national territory of the following examinations, in conformity with Law No. 98/004 of 14 April 1998 laying down guidelines for education in Cameroon :

  •  The General Certificate of Education Examination Ordinary Level ;
  • The General Certificate of Education Examination Advanced Level ;
  • The Technical and Vocational Education Examination Intermediate Level;
  • The Technical and Vocational Education Examination Advanced Level;
  • The Professional Certificate Examination.

Article 3 (New)

(2)The examinations mentioned in Article 3 (1) above shall lead to the award of the following certificates:

  1. The General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O/Level), for candidates who pass the General Certificate of Education Examination at the Ordinary Level ;
  2. The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/Level), for candidates who pass the General Certificate of Education Examination at the Advanced Level ;
  3. The Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC), for candidates who pass the Technical and Vocational Education Examination marking the end of the first cycle;
  4. The Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC), for candidates who pass the Technical and Vocational Education Examination marking the end of the second cycle;
  5. The Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) for the following:
    • Candidates who are holders of the Intermediate Technical Certificate having at least three (3) years of working experience, and who pass the Professional Certification Examination;
    •  Candidates who are holders of the Advanced Technical Certificate having at least one (1) year of working experience, and who pass the Professional Certification Examination;
    •  Candidates who have completed vocational education and who pass the Professional Certification Examination.

Article 3 (New):

(3) ln view of attaining its corporate purpose as specified in the preceding paragraph, the Board shall:

  • Offer technical advice on the design and other aspects of learning syllabuses for secondary education institutions;
  •  Cameroon and elsewhere ;
  • conduct and contract research and studies on examinations and other aspects of education;
  •  demand and receive from any candidate sitting its examinations such fees as shall from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister in charge of Secondary
    Education;
  • Enter into contracts, borrow, establish trusts, act as trustees solely or jointly with any other persons, employ and act through agents in accordance with regulations in force;
  •  accept gifts, grants, and legacies but without obligation to accept same for a particular purpose Unless the Board of Directors approves the terms and conditions attached thereto;
  • undertake other income-generating activities approved by the Minister in charge of Secondary Education upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors;
  • Confirm the authenticity of certificates issued by the Board upon request by the government, public institutions, learning institutions, employers and other interested parties;
  • Issue replacement certificates to candidates of its examinations upon proof of loss of the original;

Advise any public institution on the development and use of any system of assessment when requested to do so, and in accordance with such terms and conditions as shall be mutually
agreed between the Board and the public institution.

Article 8 (New):

(1) The Board of Directors shall comprise eleven (11) members including the Chairperson.

(2) Apart from the Chairperson, the Board of Directors shall
comprise the following:

  • one (1) representative of the Presidency of the Republic ;
  • one (1) representative of the Prime Minister’s Office;
  • one (1) representative of the Ministry in charge of Secondary Education;
  • one (1) representative of the Ministry in charge of Finance;
  • one (1) representative of the Ministry in charge of Higher Education;
  • the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea or his/her representative;
  • one (1) representative of teachers of secondary education elected by their peers;
  • one (1) representative of parent-teachers’ associations of secondary education elected by their peers;
  •  one (1) representative of proprietors of private secondary education elected by their peers;
  •  one (1) representative of the staff of the Board elected by their peers.

Article 28 (New):

(1) The Examinations Executive Committee shall comprise the following:

Chairperson:

  • the Registrar of the GCE Board;

Members

  • the Assistant Registrar ;
  • the representative of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea;
  • two (2) pedagogic inspectors in charge of subjects examined at the GCE Board;
  • Director in charge of Examinations at the Ministry in charge of Secondary Education;
  • Head of Department in charge of Test Development and Research;
  • Head of Department in charge of Test Administration;
  • A representative of the Ministry in charge of Sports competent in the domain of Sports syllabuses;
  • Test Administration Officers ;
  • Research and Test Development Officers ;
  • Chairpersons of examinations sub-committees ;
  • Two subject Assessors ;
  • Two Chief Examiners.

The Department in charge of Administration shall take
down minutes of the EEC.

(3) Members of the EEC are designated by the Administrations they represent.

(4) The EEC shall be constituted by a Decision of the Registrar
of the Board.

(5) The Chairperson of the EEC may invite to a meeting in an advisory capacity, any person whose competence is required in view of specific points on the agenda”.

Article 2

This decree shall be registered, published according to the procedure
of urgency and inserted in the Official Gazette in English and French.

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