GCE 2019 Results O & A Level General & Technical Review by Money Master Tutorials
GCE 2019 Results: Review of the examination process
The GCE results in Cameroon has in recent years encountered several changes, some of which were caused by the anglophone crisis in Cameroon. Some of the changes being positive with the coming of the ministry of secondary education boss, Pauline Nalova Lyonga Egbe, the minister of secondary education.
The minister has instituted key changes in the system that have greatly reduced the number of irregularities that often surround the GCE examinations in Cameroon. This was reflected in the overall positive turn out of students at the writing centers.
There were, however, some irregularities especially in affected regions with most students who barely attended school throughout the year feeling they had no chance and bound to cheat. The GCE technical section also had some irregularities.
Some prominent teachers told us that some of the topics set in the exam were not in their syllabus and so students were doomed to fail in such topics. This was, however, the case of a few departments and didn’t cause much of a problem since the exams pulled through, almost, smoothly compared to last year.
We were told by some of these technical teachers that this will likely not affect the outcome of the GCE 2019 results to a greater extent.
We think these weaknesses should be pointed out in the different reports forwarded to the GCE Board and the Ministry of Secondary education for proper reforms.
GCE 2019 Results: The GCE board grading system
Below is the anglo Saxon grading system of the Cameroon GCE Results:
Letter grades are used and below is the grading system used by the Cameroon GCE board for the examinations it administers:
- GCE O Level Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, U
Letter grades A, B, and C represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the C grade being the lowest, and U (unclassified) representing a fail. Grades lower than C are not stated on the certificate.
- GCE A Level Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, O or F
Letter grades A, B, C, D, and E represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the E grade being the lowest. An F (fail) is not a passing grade and is not stated on the certificate.
GCE 2019 Results: Publication
The GCE Results as in every year is expected to be published soon on the national media, the CRTV. With the rise of anxiety in students and parents to get access results as soon as possible, several third parties come into play. Some of these include the Cameroon Press (News Papers like The Post), blogs and, of course, the “social media”.
This is where it gets a little messy! Most of these third parties are commercial ventures that all that really matters to them is their money. In previous years you spent about 200 francs or more to send your candidate information to MTN in return for an SMS of your results.
This for sure resulted in many problems from candidates typing in the information wrongly and getting charged without getting the results to possible errors and delays in the system.
This is really weird given the rise of internet users in Cameroon. One will expect the results to be computerized and available on the GCE board website (which seems to have been compromised since the anglophone crisis broke out).
Check out our report on internet use in Cameroon from our previous post: How to Start A Blog in Cameroon: Easy guide to create a blog for beginners
According to the following reports from Internet World Stats and Hootsuite, the number of internet users in Cameroon has increased drastically in the last couple of years. As of January 2019, Cameroon recorded a total of 6,128,428 internet users and 2,700,000 Facebook users with a staggering internet users growth rate of 30,542% and internet penetration growth rate of 24,2% per population.
With most youths being in possession of android phones, one would expect results to be more accessible to them easily but sadly, this is not the case despite the rise of blogs.
Talking of blogs! This is where it gets dirty with many of the so-called blogs going after traffic to increase ad revenue. This has caused a huge rise in fake news on not just blogs but on social media as well. It’s commonplace to see some crackpots claiming to have the GCE Results for 2019 even before the official publication.
My team was actually a victim to these scumbags and decided to write this review, partly, to help inform the Cameroonian audience and provide the results once they’re published. You must have had your own dose of the confusion before stumbling on this blog.
Enough of this talk about blogs!
Let’s talk about social media. It couldn’t be any nastier, could it?
Well, here’s what Mimi Mefo had to say yesterday on her official Facebook page:
“Cameroon General Certificate of Education- GCE Board has not published results of 2018/2019 examinations.
A source at the board says work is still on in the compilation of the results.
What is circulating on social media in the name of GCE results is fake.
Candidates should remain calm while waiting on the board to announce the official results
GCE 2019 Results: Performance and stats
The results stats will be updated here as soon as they are ready.
GCE 2019 Results: How to Check Your Results
How to Check Your Results on a Desktop or Laptop upon
- Click on the RESULTS LINK below to go to the results page
- Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard
- Type in your Centre Number (not adviseable to type your name since there could be typing errors).
- Look through carefully to check your name.