GCE Results 2021 | Cameroon General Certificate of Education
The acronym GCE which stands for General Certificate of Education was first used in 1951 to represent an examination body in Great Britain including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It was later adopted by the Anglo-Saxon system of education on July 1, 1993 following the failures of the London GCE in recent years. The GCE Board has been overseeing examinations in this educational system till date. The next session is expected to take place in June 2021. Read on to see what to expect of GCE results 2021.
The 2020 session which began in July 2020 had results published on the 29th of September the same year. There was an improvement on Ordinary level results from 2019 with a percentage increase of 1.89 to give 64.04%. At the Advanced, there was a percentage drop of 9.84 to 64.4%. It is of importance to remember that the school year before this session was suspended on the 18th of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was later preferential resumption of classes for examination classes (Form five and Upper Sixth). As a result, the examination which usually took place in May and June had the writing session in July and results delayed to late September. Consequently, there was disturbance in other examination programs like entrance examinations to different university programs.
GCE 2021 (GCE RESULTS 2021)
The Registration for the 2021 session was launched in December 2020 and extended from January 15 to February on January 18. Given the smooth running nature of the present school year and measures put in place against the pandemic like the compulsory screening test and wearing of face masks, the session is expected to take place in May and June as previously planned and made known. Hence, the GCE results 2021 are expected to be published late in July or early August.
THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN CAMEROON
The educational system in Cameroon is mainly divided into 04 partitions; Primary (six years), Secondary (five years), High school (two years) and University or Higher Education. Due to the separate nature of the nature in late colonial periods, both colonial masters passed down their systems of education (French and English) which divide from primary school and reunite in Higher Education usually based on whether you prefer the Anglo-Saxon system or the French system. They have the GCE Advanced level and Baccalaureate as end of course examination and requirements for most centers of higher learning.
THE CAMEROON GCE BOARD
The Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board is the body that organizes the following examination throughout the country;
- 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, and the Professional Certificate Examination.
The GCE Ordinary level and Technical and Vocation Education examination Intermediate level are written at the end of the first five years of secondary school (Form Five, Fifth Form), the Advanced level and Technical and Vocational Education Examination Advanced, and the Professional Certificate Examination are written after two years of high school (Upper sixth, Seventh Form).
After its creation in July 1993, it organized its first session in June 1994 for the General education subjects, June 1995 for Technical subjects and 1997 for the Baccalaureat Technique examination.
With Head Office in Molyko-Buea opposite the Molyko Police Station, the Cameroon GCE has Prof Ivo Leke Tambo as Chairman, and Mr, Dang Akuh Dominic as Registrar and is supervised by the Ministry of Secondary Education.
GRADING OF RESULTS
The Cameroon GCE board makes use of letters as a representation of a student’s score in a subject in their result slip or certificate. This representation differs for both the Advanced and Ordinary levels and its percentage in terms of marks is not well known to the public. In the Ordinary level, the letters A,B,C,D,E and U are used in order of decreasing marks in the subject and U= Unclassified i.e. the results are below the standard grade E. Grades A,B, and C indicate a pass while D, E and U indicate a fail. At the Advanced level, there is the use of the letters A, B, C, D, E and F. Grades A, B, C, D and E indicate a pass in decreasing order and grade F indicates a fail. The F grade in the Advanced level is similar to the U grade in the Ordinary Level.
HOW TO GET THE GCE 2021 RESULTS
From its creation in 1993, there has been different means of getting to know your results; they could be heard from the Radio as they were usually read over the C.R.T.V radio, they could be read from a newspaper or seen on notice boards. In recent days, in addition to the previous methods, they could be gotten through a text message or be gotten from the school were the candidate wrote. To catch up with the fast growing Global Village, in line with the measures against the COVID-19 pandemic and from the comfort of your home, you can get your results and those of preceding years by using an app created by the Netkipedia LLC team. You can learn more about this app and/or download it from here. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netkipedia.gceresults
GCE RESULTS, WHAT NEXT
The first thing to check for in your GCE results is whether you have up to four (04) subjects with pass grades for Ordinary level candidates and up to two (02) for Advanced level candidates. These results act as a key for ordinary level and intermediate level students to continue to the Sixth Form (Lower sixth) and a gateway for Advanced level and the Professional to move on into other institutions of higher learning. These institutions of higher range from public and private centers (universities) in/out of the country. Some prefer to pursue their education abroad so they go on seeking for scholarships. Others prefer to go in for professional training schools in the country as they are more job market ready.
Students that were not successful in any of these examinations are always called upon to retake in the next years as they run annually. As a result, they cannot take a step in their educational tree.
RECENT CHANGES AROUND THE CAMEROON GCE
There are some recent changes in the GCE board and the examinations in general that are worth mentioning. The most popular is the change of the Registrar from Mr. Monono Ekema Humprey to Mr. Dang Akuh Dominic. There has also been changes in the delivery of results to include text messages during the time of Mr. Monono Ekema Humprey. Other little-known academic changes in recent years (2011) in Limbe include;
- The Birth of Citizenship and Logic(Philosophy) to the Ordinary level,
- That French Language should be taught in the French language which was not the case in many schools at the time.
- The introduction of Cameroon Geography and elimination of field trips at the Ordinary level.
- Minute changes were also made in Advanced level Physics, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics (all questions became compulsory), Further Mathematics, English, Computer Science and ICT, Food Science and Home Economics (Emphasis on the practical aspects) at the level of the curricula and structure of their examinations.