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Real Or Fake: 2021 Official Writing Dates Changed

The examinations for the 2021 session is due to take place between May and June, according to the 2021 Official Writing Dates recently made public by the Minister of Secondary EducationProf. Pauline Nalova Lyonga on the 16th December 2020.

In the past, we have always tried so hard to discard fake news that keeps circulating; some of which go as far as tarnishing the name of the GCE Board.

Real Or Fake
Real Or Fake

Every document deemed official should have a verifiable source be it in writing or as a PDF file. This has been the most efficient way to pass information by Government officials.

Introduction

This article tries to explain as brief as it can be to all candidates why they should consider the document named Minesec Calendar Jan.2021.pdf or Nouveau-Cal-Examen-1.pdf as fake.

It is no news in Cameroon that every official press release by the Minister of Secondary Education can be verified from their official website http://www.minesec.gov.cm/en/accueil/. You can always save yourself the perturbation and anxiety by visiting their website if you have any doubt.

Backtracking

On the 26th of October 2020, the GCE 2021 Registration was officially launched across the 10 regions of Cameroon followed by the publication of the June 2021 GCE Examination Revised Timetable (FORM G6) to the general public.

The Deadline for the GCE 2021 registration was set for the 15th of January, 2021 but due to numerous petitions from parents, teachers and students, a Ministerial Decree of 18th January, 2021 was made public extending the registration period to the 15th of February, 2021.

The Investigation

Real Or Fake: 2021 Official Writing Dates Changed
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We received a PDF file, claiming to be an official press release from the Minister of Secondary EducationProf. Pauline Nalova Lyonga. We carried out our investigation and the following assessments were realized:

After performing some reverse search on the PDF file, we found out that a company by the name Intelligentsia Corporation, currently located in CRADAT – YAOUNDE – CAMEROUN is responsible for this malicious act. Their claims are as follows:

  • ■ BACC ESG 2021: Tuesday, June 08 to June 11, 2021
  • ■ BEPC 2021: Tuesday, June 15 to Friday, June 18, 2021
  • ■ ESG PROBATOIRE 2021: Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2021

Whatever their claim appears to be, they are in no way connected either directly or indirectly with the GCE Board and the MINESEC.

The Result

  • This is just a modified scanned document. No press release was signed on the 5th of January, 2021.
  • The header on this document doesn’t look like any officially signed press release.
  • The GCE, Bepc, Probatoire, and BACC (writing and practical) dates.
  • The decision identification number and date have no backing proof.

All these are not real. You can check minesec.gov.cm or minesec.cm for more information.

The Changes

The dates inscribed on the June 2021 GCE Examination Revised Timetable (FORM G6) officially stated that the Start Date & End Date was due from Tuesday, June 29, 2021, to Saturday, July 07, 2021.

On the 16th of December 2020, an Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities for Registration Examinations was made public by the MINESEC which clearly stated follows:

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It should therefore be noted that the first exams for the 2020/2021 school year will kickstart on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The written tests for these exams will however be preceded by the practical tests in physical education and sports.

The outcome

These changes are welcomed with mixed feelings. Some students have expressed their dissatisfaction on this pertinent matter meanwhile, others are welcoming the change with much gratitude. However, it should be noted that this change doesn’t affect only the exam organized by the GCE Board.

The following public exams have been affected by this decree:

A-1 Examination of secondary education

  • COMMON ENTRANCE INTO FORM 1 GENERAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
  • INDUSTRIAL CAP
  • TSTCAP
  • BEPC AND BILINGUAL BEPC
  •  COMMON ENTRANCE INTO FORM 5 TECHNICAL AND FORM 1 BEP
A- GCE BOARD EXAMINATION
B- BACC BOARD EXAMINATION
C- GENERAL EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS
 D- INDUSTRIAL EXAMINATIONS OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
E- TST EXAMINATIONS
F- INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION
G- COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION

A-2 TEACHERS TRAINING EXAMINATION

  • CAPIET
  • CAPIEMP
  • GTTTC COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION

The Articles

Article 2 – The calendar of sports practicals will be fixed by the regional delegation of the secondary education, from Monday 19th April to Friday 14th May 2021.

Practical sports are placed on the authority of the chief of the accommodation center.

Article 3.- The head of the department of examination and certification, the Registrar of General certificate of the examination board and the Director of Bac boards are charged, each with regards to what concerns, the application of this decision which shall be communicated all over, where needed.

2021 Official Writing Dates Changed

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Minister Nalova Lyonga denounces GCE exam fees

Minister Nalova Lyonga denies any GCE exam fees of a sum of 3500 FCFA for the organization of regional mock exams.

The Minister of Secondary Education, Mrs. Nalova Lyonga “informs the entire national educational community … that she has never authorized the collection of a sum of 3,500 FCFA per candidate for the organization of regional mock exams of the GCE of the 2019/2020 school year,’ read a press release published on December 20, 2019.

Also, the minister asked, “the immediate stop of this operation, underway in the Center region, which is not in accordance with the texts in force at the Ministry of Secondary Education“.

Ms. Nalova Lyonga “takes this opportunity to invite all links in the education chain to refrain from publishing unauthorized activities, particularly when they relate to the payment of illegal sums of money“.

Here is the full press release:

Minister Nalova Lyonga denounces GCE exam fees
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Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities for Registration Examinations

The examinations for the 2021 session will take place between May and June, according to the Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities for Registration Examinations recently made public by the Minister of Secondary Education Prof. Pauline Nalova Lyonga.

The first term for the 2020-2021 school year started on Monday, October 5, 2020, and officially closes on Wednesday, December 23.

THE MINISTRY OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • Mindful of the Constitution ;
  • Mindful of Law N° 2011 / 408 of 9th December 2011 organizing the Government ;
  • Mindful of LawN° 2012 / 267 of 11th June 2012 organizing the Ministry of Secondary Education ;
  • Mindful of LawN° 2018/ 191 of2nd March 2018 reorganizing the Government ;
  • Mindful of Law N° 2019/ 001 of 4th January 2019 Appointing the Prime Minister and Head of Government ;
  • Mindful of Decree N° 07 / 20/ MINEDUB/MINESEC of 30th September 2020 fixing the Calendar for
  • Examinations for the School year 2020/2021 in the Republic of Cameroon
Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities for Registration Examinations
Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities for Registration Examinations

At this stage of the school year, students should be set on the dates of official exams. This is how Minesec disclosed the timetable for the conduct of official exams for the competence of the Cameroon Baccalaureate Office (OBC), the Examinations Directorate (Dex), competitions, and certification of the Ministry of Education. Secondary and those coming under the jurisdiction of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board.

Unlike the last school year disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, the written tests for the various exams will take place between May and June 2021.

Hereby Decides as Follows

By a decision signed on December 16, Nalova Lyonga, the Minister of Secondary Education, formalized the dates for the official exams for the current school year.

It should therefore be noted that the first exams for the 2020/2021 school year will kickstart on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The written tests for these exams will however be preceded by the practical tests in physical education and sports.

The official examinations of the 2021 session will be held according to the following schedule:

A – DECC EXAMINATIONS

A-1 Examination of secondary education

1, COMMON ENTRANCE INTO FORM 1 GENERAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

PHASESDATES
i)WrittenTuesday 18th May 2021
ii)Marking and deliberationsWednesday 19th May to Friday 21st May 2021
HODeadline and publication of resultsTuesday 25th May 2021

2. INDUSTRIAL CAP

PHASESDATES
i)Preparation of the practical phaseMonday 24th May to Saturday 29th May 2021
H)Written and Optional papersMonday 7th June to Friday 11th June 2021
iii)Deadline for harmonization and production of regional marking guideSaturday 12th June 2021
iv)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at the DECCMonday 14th June 2021
v)Deadline of harmonization of production of the national marking guideWednesday 16th June 2021
vi)Dispatching of scriptsSaturday 19th June 2021
vii)MarkingMonday 21st June to Friday 25th June 2021
viii)PracticalsTuesday15th June to Saturday 26th June 2021
ix)DeliberationsMonday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
J<)Deadline of publication of resultsFriday 9th July 2021

3. TSTCAP

PHASESDATES
1LWritten, Optional papers and practicalsMonday 31st May to Friday 4thJune 2021
ü)Deadline of harmonization and production of regional marking guideSaturday 5th June 2021
ill)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at DECCMonday 7th June 2021
iv)Deadline of transmission for home economics practicalsSaturday 5th June 2021
v)Deadline of harmonization of production of national marking guideWednesday 9th June 2021
vi)Home economics practicalsTuesday 8th June to Wednesday 9th June 2021
vii)Deadline of transmission for home economics practical marksFriday 11th June 2021
viii)DispatchingSaturday 12th June 2021
Jx)MarkingMonday14th June to Friday 18th June 2021
X)DeliberationsMonday 21st June to Friday 25th June 2021
xi]Deadline of publication of resultsFriday 2nd July 2021

4. BEPC AND BILINGUAL BEPC

PHASESDATES
11Orals of bilingual optionMonday 31st May 2021
Ü)Written and Optional papersTuesday 1st June to Friday 4th June 2021
iii)Deadline of harmonization and production of regional marking guideSaturday 5th June 2021
iv)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at the DECMonday 7th June 2021
v)Deadline of harmonization of production of national marking guideWednesday 9th June 2021
vi)Dispatching of scriptsSaturday 12th June 2021
vii)MarkingMonday 14th June to Friday 18th June 2021
viii)DeliberationsMonday 21st June to Friday 25th June 2021
ix)Deadline of publication of resultsFriday 2nd July 2021

5. COMMON ENTRANCE INTO FORM 5 TECHNICAL AND FORM 1 BEP

PHASESDATES
11WrittenTuesday 27th July 2021
»)Marking and deliberationsWednesday 28th July to Friday 30th July 2021
iii)Deadline of publication of resultsTuesday 3 rd August 2021

A-2 TEACHERS TRAINING EXAMINATION

1. CAPIET

PHASESDATES
i)Preparation of the practical phaseMonday 8th February to Friday 12th February 2021
lllPedagogical practicalsMonday 15th February to Friday 26th February 2021
iii)DefenceMonday 26th April to Friday 7th May 2021
JykWrittenMonday 31st May to Thursday 3rd June 2021
v)Deadline of harmonization and production of regional marking guideSaturday 5th June 2021
vi)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at the DECCMonday 7th June 2021
vii)Deadline of harmonization of production of national marking guideWednesday 9th June 2021
viii)Deadline of transmission of scripts in the center of dispatching
(DECC)
Saturday 5th June 2021
ix)MarkingMonday 14th June to Friday 18th June 2021

Deadline of publication of examsFriday 16th July 2021

2. CAPIEMP

PHASESDATES
i,Preparation of pedagogical practicalsMonday 26th April to Friday 30th April 2021
Ü)Pedagogical practical oralsMonday 3rd May to Friday 14th May 2021
tll)WrittenMonday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
iv)Deadline for harmonization and production of the regional marking guideSaturday5th June 2021
v)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at DECC”Monday 7th June 2021
vi)Deadline of transmission of production of the national marking guideWednesday 9th June 2021
vii)Dispatching of scripts in the center of dispatching scripts (DECC)Saturday 12th June 2021
viii)Marking fafZjggg;Monday 14th June to Friday 18th June 2021
ixDeadline of publication of results V – \Friday 16th July 2021

3. GTTTC COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION

PHASESDATES
JLWrittenTuesday 22nd June to Wednesday 23rd June 2021
JillDeadline of harmonization and production of regional marking guideThursday 24th June 2021
J1DDeadline of transmission of regional marking guide at DECCFriday 25th June 2021
JyLDeadline of harmonization of production of national marking guideSaturday 26th June 2021

MarkingMonday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
VilDeadline of publication of resultsFriday 23rd July 2021

1. 4. GTTC COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION

PHASESDATES
i)WrittenTuesday 22nd June 2021
ii)Deadline of harmonization and production of regional marking guideWednesday 23rd June 2021
ill)Deadline of transmission of regional marking guide at DECThursday 24th June 2021
iv)Deadline of harmonization of production of national marking guideFriday 25th June 2021

MarkingMonday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
vi)Deadline of publication of resultsFriday 23rd July 2021

A- GCE BOARD EXAMINATION

l.GCE ORDINARY AND ADVANCED LEVELS: PHASESDATES
i)PracticalsTuesday 4th May to Saturday 29th May 2021
»)WrittenFriday 31st May to Friday 18th June 2021

B- BAC BOARD EXAMINATION

C- GENERAL EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS

1. BACCALAUREATS A, ABI, C, D, E & TIDATES
1.Practicals (E series)Tuesday 18th May to Friday 21st May 2021
2.Presentation of internship report (TI)Tuesday 18th May to Friday 21st May 2021
2.Oral communication (ABI series)Monday 24th May 2021
4.Written (A, ABI, C, D, E & TI)Tuesday 25th May to Friday 28th May 2021
5.Optional series (A, ABI, C, D, E &TI)Saturday 29th May 2021
6.Harmonization and printing of national marking guidesWednesday 26th May to Tuesday 1st June 2021
7.Duplication and distribution of marking guidesThursday 27th May to Thursday 3rd June, 2021
8.Harmonisation of marking guides in deliberation centersWednesday 9th June 2021
9.MarkingThursday 10th June to Monday 14th June 2021
10.Pre-deliberationsTuesday 15th June to Thursday 17th June 2021
11.DeliberationsWednesday 30th June to Monday 5th July 2021
2. PROBATOIRES A, ABI, C, D, E, TI & ACDATES
1.Practicals (E)Tuesday 1st June to Friday 4th June 2021
2.Practicals (TI)Friday 4th June 2021
2.Oral communication (ABI)Friday 4th June 2021
4.Written (A, ABI, C, D, E, TI & AC)Monday 7th June to Friday 11th June 2021
5.Optional series (A, ABI, C, D, E, TI & AC)Friday 11th June 2021
6.Harmonization and printing of national marking guides-.Tuesday 8th June to Tuesday 15th June 2021
7.Duplication and distribution of marking guidesWednesday 9th June to Monday 21st June 2021
8.Harmonisation of marking guides in deliberation centéré- ‘Vri0Wednesday 23rd June 2021
9.Marking /A A’/Thursday 24th June to Tuesday 29lh June 2021
10.Pre-deliberationsWednesday 30th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
11.Deliberations vl AWednesday 14th July to Monday 19th July 2021

INDUSTRIAL EXAMINATIONS OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

1. BACCALAUREAT AF, F ET BREVET DE TECHNICIENDATES
1.Preparation of materialMonday 17th May to Saturday 22nd May 2021
2.WrittenMonday 24th May to Friday 28th May 2021
3.OralsSaturday 29th May 2021
4.PracticalsMonday 31st May to Saturday 5th June 2021
5.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 25th May to Monday 31st May 2021
6.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesSaturday 5th June to Saturday 12th June 2021
7.MarkingMonday 14th June to Thursday 17th June 2021
8.Pre-deliberationsFriday 18th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
9.DeliberationsMonday 28th June to Thursday 1st July 2021
10.Professional practical scripts & markingMonday 12th July to Saturday 17th July 2021
11.DeliberationsWednesday 21st July to Saturday 24th July 2021
2. PROBATOIRES INDUSTRIELSDATES
1.Preparation of materialMonday17th May to Saturday 22nd May 2021
2.PracticalsMonday 24th May to Saturday 29th May 2021
3.WrittenMonday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
4.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 1st June to Monday 7th June 2021
5.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesSaturday 12th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
6.MarkingMonday 21st June to Thursday 24th June 2021
7.Pre-deliberationsFriday 25th June to Saturday 26th June 2021
8.DeliberationsMonday 5th July to Thursday 8th July 2021
9.Professional practical scripts & markingMonday 19th July to Saturday 24th July 2021
10.DeliberationsTuesday 27th July to Friday 30th July 2021

TST EXAMINATIONS

1. BACCALAUREATS ET BREVETS DE TECHNICIEN STTDATES
1.Written & optional papersMonday 24th May to Saturday 29th May 2021
2.Professional practicalsMonday 31st May to Saturday 5th June 2021
3.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 25th May to Monday 31st May 2021
4.Reproduction and distribution of marking guides :Tuesday 1st June to Saturday 5th June 2021
5.Marking -Xk’f: zVcttThursday 10th June to Monday 14th June 2021
6.Pre-deliberations -,Tbfcgday 15th June to Wednesday 16th June 2021
7.DeliberationsTuesday 29lh June to Saturday 3rd July 2021
2. PROBATOIRES ET PROBATOIRES DE BREVET DE
TECHNICIEN STT
DATES
1.WrittenMonday 7th June to Saturday 12th June 2021
2.Professional practicalsMonday 14th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
3.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 8th June to Monday 14th June 2021
4.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesTuesday 15th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
5.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesTuesday 29th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
6.MarkingSaturday 3rd July to Monday 5th July 2021
7.DeliberationsMonday 19th July to Friday 23rd July 2021

INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION

1. BREVETS PROFESSIONNELSDATES
1.Preparation of materialMonday 26th April to Friday 30th April 2021
2.WrittenTuesday 4th May to Friday 7th May 2021
3.Professional Practical paper & markingMonday 10th May to Wednesday 12th May 2021,
then Friday 14th May to Saturday 15th May 2021
4.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 25th May to Monday 31st May 2021
5.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesSaturday 5th June to Saturday 12th June 2021
6.MarkingMonday 14th June to Thursday 17th June 2021
7.Pre-deliberationsFriday 18th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
8.DeliberationsMonday 28th June to Thursday 1st July 2021
2. BREVET D’ETUDES PROFESSIONNELLESDATES
1.Preparation of materialMonday 26th April to Friday 30th April 2021
2.WrittenTuesday 4th May to Friday 7th May 2021
3.Professional practical paper & markingMonday 10th May to Wednesday 12th May
2021, then Friday 14th May to Saturday 15th
May 2021
4.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 1st June to Monday 7th June 2021
5.Reproduction and distribution of marking guidesSaturday 12th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
6.MarkingMonday 21st June to Thursday 24th June 2021
7.Pre-deliberationsFriday 25th June to Saturday 26th June 2021
8.DeliberationsMonday 5th July to Thursday 8lh July 2021

COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION

1. BREVETS PROFESSIONNELSDATES
1.Written and oralsTuesday 4th May to Saturday 8th May 2021
2.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 8th June to Monday 14th June 2021
3.Production and printing of marking guideTuesday 15th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
4.MarkingThursday 24th June to Monday 28th June 2021
5.Pre-deliberationsTuesday 29th June to Wednesday 30th June 2021
6.DeliberationsTuesday 13th July to Saturday 17th July 2021
2. BREVET D’ETUDES PROFESSIONNELLESDATES
1.WrittenTuesday 4th May to Saturday 8lh May 2021
2.Preparation of national marking guidesTuesday 8lh June to Monday 14th June 2021
3.Production and printing of marking guideTuesday 15th June to Saturday 19th June 2021
4.MarkingTuesday 29th June to Friday 2nd July 2021
5.Pre-deliberationsSaturday 3rd July to Monday 5th July 2021
6.DeliberationsMonday 19th July to Friday 23ld July 2021

Article 2 – The calendar of sports practicals will be fixed by the regional delegation of the secondary education, from Monday 19th April to Friday 14th May 2021.

Practical sports are placed on the authority of the chief of the accommodation center.

Article 3.- The head of the department of examination and certification, the Registrar of General certificate of the examination board and the Director of Bac boards are charged, each with regards to what concerns, the application of this decision which shall be communicated all over, where needed.

Official 2021 Calendar and Modalities

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