2020 Official Exams Timetables: Secondary And Basic Education Made Public

The 2020 Official Exams Timetables for Secondary and Basic Education have been Made Public. Minister of Secondary Education Prof. Nalova Lyonga has made public in a Press Release signed on Monday, June 8, 2020, and the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Basic Education, Dr.ASHERI KILO on June 11, 2020, the time tables of Exams in the country ahead of Public Certificate examinations.

The dates were made public on Monday, June 8, just one week after schools officially resumed for the third term.

2020 Secondary And Basic Education Timetables Made Public

The new examination calendar signed by the Minister of Secondary Education sets the Practical sessions of the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level between July 20 to August 5 while the Written session on its part will run from August 5-25, 2020, the new calendar reveals.

The Common Entrance will start on June 30, intermediate and the Competitive entrance exams into 1st Year and Form five technical LTPA Yabassi will close the session on August 31, 2020.

Minister of Secondary Education

In line with the preparations, the Minister of Secondary Education, Professor Nalova Lyonga has urged heads teachers, not to overload students with assignments but focus on practical as well as the essentials they need.

She has also urged heads of schools to take measures to ensure latecomers are not kept out of the school gates but placed in a separate hall that will be set aside as decided by each school but in strict respect of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) measures.

2020 Official Exams Timetables For Secondary Schools

1) Common Entrance Examination

  • Tuesday June 30, 2020:

2) Professional and Industrial Brevet,Technical and Industrial Certificate

  • Practicals: Wednesday, August 3-8, 2020.
  • Written Part: From July 27-31, 2020.

3) Commercial and Technical Education Certificate

  • July 27 to August 4, 2020.

4) Baccalaureate (E and TI series).

  • Orals ABI Series: July 20, 2020.
  • Practicals: July 28- 31, 2020.
  • Written part: July 21-24, 2020.

5) Technical and Industrial Baccalaureate.

  • Practicals: July 27 to August 1, 2020.
  • Written part: July 20-24, 2020.

6) Technical and Industrial Probatoire

  • Practicals: July 27 to August 1, 2020
  • Written Exams: July 20-24, 2020

7) B.E.P.C

  • Orals (Special Bilingual Series): July 27, 2020.
  • Written Exams: July 28-31, 2020.

8) Cap STT

  • Runs from July 27-31, 2020

9) Baccalaureate and Probatoire STT

  • Practicals: August 10-14, 2020.
  • Written Exams: August 3-8, 2020.

10) GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level

  • Practicals: July 20- August 6, 2020.
  • Written Exams: August 6-25, 2020.

11) TVE (Intermediate and Advanced Level)

  • Practicals: July 20 to August 5, 2020.
  • Written Exams: August 6-25, 2020.

12) Competitive entrance exams into 1st year and form five LTPA Yabassi

  • Monday, August 31, 2020.

13) General Education Probatoire

– Orals(ABI Series):
  • July 31, 2020
– Practicals:
  • July 31, ICT Series.
  • August 11-14, E Series
Written Exams:
  • August 3-7, 2020

14) Industrial Cap.

  • Practicals: August 17-28, 2020
  • Written Exams: August 10-14,2020.


  • Orals and Practicals: July 1-17, 2020.
  • Written Exams: July 20-24, 2020

16) GTTC & GTTTC Competitive Entrance Exams:

  • August 7-8, 2020

2020 Official Exams Timetables for Primary Schools

1) First School Leaving Certificate

Written Part:
  • July 21-22, 2020
  • July 22, 2020

2) Common Entrance:

  • June 30, 2020

3) Certificat D’études Primaire (CEP)

Written Exams:
  • July 21-22, 2020
  • July 22, 2020.

Download June 2020 GCE Examination Revised Timetable (Form G6)

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The Registrar of the GCE Board affected after Monday, January 29, 2018, Presidential decree

The Registrar of the GCE Board was also affected after Monday, January 29, 2018, Presidential decree appointing officials of State universities and other citadels of learning in Cameroon in which the Board Chair of the GCE Board, Professor Peter Abety, was shown the door, education stakeholders were already extrapolating about bigger shocks at the Anglo-Saxon examination managing body.

Board Chair of the GCE Board

1) As Prof. Leke Abety was packing his baggage out of office, another seasoned Educationist Professor Ivo Leke Tambo was designated to step into Abety’s shoes as Board Chair of the GCE Board .

2) Prior to his appointment Prof. Leke Tambo was the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Secondary Education. He also occupied the same post in the Ministry of Basic Education.

Registrar of the GCE Board

Humphrey Ekema Monono replaced as Registrar of the GCE Board

3) On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, ushering Dr. Humphrey Ekema Monono out of office. The now erstwhile Registrar of the GCE Board has been marshaling the examination outfit for close to a decade.

4) Ekema Monono was replaced by another experienced Educationist, Dang Akuh Dominic. The new GCE Registrar before his January 31 appointment was the Inspector General in the Ministry of Secondary Education in charge of Bilingualism.

5) He takes over a GCE Board plagued by numerous challenges among them is the non-payment of GCE Examiners who marked the 2017 session of the examination. He will have to quell their rage be they carry out their threat to boycott the 2018 marking session of the exams.


6) It would be recalled that the January 29 Presidential decree appointed Dr. Alexandre Tene Ndeffo as the Director of the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) at the University of Buea. He replaces Dr. Joseph Suh Che, who goes on retirement.


6) Prof. Martha Tumnde, former Dean of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences (FSMS) in the University of Buea, was promoted to Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Cooperation and Relations with the Business World. She was replaced by Professor Emmanuel Yenshu who was formerly Vice Dean in the same Faculty.


7) Veronique Kabeyene Beyala was appointed Director of the Higher Teachers Training College (ENS) Bertoua, while Ibrahima Farikou was appointed Dean of the newly created Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Ngaoundere.

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